The coronavirus outbreak is officially a pandemic, according to the World Health Organization. Because of the racial and economic inequities embedded in our country’s systems, the coronavirus outbreak and its effects has compounded challenges for Black, Brown, Asian, and indigenous communities, as well as other population groups.
Two vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help fight the COVID-19 vaccine with more coming out to the public very soon. But, in particularly, the Black community has expressed unease over the announcement of a population-wide, mass inoculation program.
The NAACP, who has long been a guiding voice of reason and support in communities of color for over 111 years, is stepping up to the plate to provide important guidance and information on the vaccine so you can make an informed decision on how you are going to help fight this pandemic.
This past December, the NAACP held a virtual town hall series entitled UNMASKED: COVID Vaccines. Over the last year, the NAACP has presented virtual town halls that focus on how the coronavirus pandemic impacts African Americans. This town hall features congressional leaders, guest speakers, and health experts who join Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, to provide the latest research information, slowing the spread, vaccine availability, and distribution.
Bounce is proud to partner with the NAACP on a variety of issues that affect the Black Community and are excited in sharing this town hall with you and other resources that will keep you in the know.
Remember, knowing more about COVID-19 and the vaccine can save your life and the lives of others and who better to listen too than the NAACP.