For immediate release- April 27, 2021
Power Coalition and Partners Hosting COVID-19 Vaccination Events to “Bring Back Louisiana”
New Orleans, LA– Power Coalition has joined forces with the Department of Health, Louisiana Public Health Institute, and other partners to vaccinate our communities.
The Power Coalition has deep roots in communities across the state and is a trusted voice to increase vacations in the communities we serve. The COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective at reducing COVID-19 related deaths and hospitalizations, dramatically reducing the risk of the virus for vaccinated people.
At the moment, over 1.2 million people in Louisiana have completed the vaccination series. Though a good start, vaccine access has been limited in low income and majority Black neighborhoods. To combat this and ensure that everyone has equal access to vaccinations and protection from COVID-19, Power Coalition is using their stateside network of volunteers and canvassers to call and canvas majority Black neighborhoods to ensure that they are signed up to receive their vaccines.
This weekend, Power Coalition and our partners have multiple opportunities to receive your COVID-19 vaccine in your community. There will be events in New Orleans and Vinton on Friday, April 30.
St. Maria Goretti Church, 7300 Crowder Blvd, New Orleans LA 70127– Friday, April 30 4:00PM-7:00PM
Vinton Senior Center, 915 West St., Vinton LA 70668– Friday, April 30 2:00PM-7:00PM
For more information or to register, visit: covidvaccine.la.gov
If you need to find an appointment for your vaccine at a different time, you can call: 1-855-453-0774
The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice works to build voice and power in traditionally ignored communities. We are a coalition of groups from across Louisiana whose mission is to organize in impacted communities, educate and turn out voters, and fight for policies that create a more equitable and just system in Louisiana.
What: Power Coalition helps to vaccinate communities in Bring Back Louisiana campaign
Morgan Shannon, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Power Coalition, firstname.lastname@example.org, 504 214 3040
Kaitlyn Joshua, Organizer, Power Coalition, email@example.com, 225 454 8321