City pushes to get vaccines to underserved communities

Lower 9th vaccines

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The City of New Orleans is brought the Covid-19 vaccine to an underserved community, the Lower Ninth Ward.

Vaccinations were distributed at the New Philippians Missionary Baptist Church.

New Orleans city officials say they are aware that there remains reluctance in some communities about being vaccinated. The city also recognizes that a lot of people do not have internet which is needed to sign up for shots online.

“This is going to be one of many efforts that we take to the streets, take to the community,” said LaToya Cantrell.

“What we are doing today is bringing care and bringing healing directly to our neighborhoods as the mayor has said vaccines are our way out but they have to be the way out for everyone,” said New Orleans Health Department Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno.

The city says about 33 % of its population has been vaccinated so far but that is not good enough.

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