Local sorority hosts community health fair at Valley Healthcare Center

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – Last Saturday was “Stay Well Columbus Day” – a day to help build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines.

The three local chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated along with the Cobb Institute and the “We Can Do This” campaign held a community health fair at the Valley Healthcare Center.

The show offered educational resources, the chance to receive COVID-19 vaccines and reminders, a panel moderated by our Dee Armstrong to ask questions about the vaccine and doctors – all on site for people to ask questions. . Of course, there was also fun for the kids with music, Kona Ice, food and more. State and city leaders at the event said it was important to continue helping underserved communities understand the importance of knowing what’s best for their health.

“It’s very important to serve especially in unserved communities, so they can get first-hand information,” District 136 State Representative Carolyn Hughley said. How often do you go out on Saturdays and can you ask your favorite doctor about anything that concerns you. »

Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson attended the event along with a host of area organizations and law enforcement agencies. To date, more than 7,300 people have attended variations of these pop-up health fairs, with more than 2,100 of them deciding to get vaccinated.

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