Michigan public health expert and recently appointed Eastern Michigan University regent Jessie Kimbrough-Marshall is working with the University's Family Empowerment Program to make sure residents understand the benefits of being vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus.
Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Kimbrough-Marshall about her recent efforts in area neighborhoods and an online webinar to continue the discussion virtually.
Dr. Jessie Kimbrough-Marshall recently went door-to-door along with representatives of EMU’s Family Empowerment Program (FEP), with support from Michigan Medicine to launch a vaccine education and outreach effort to assist in helping residents living in the Ypsilanti Housing Commission (YHC) communities make informed decisions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Kimbrough-Marshal and some 25-30 volunteers knocked on doors in the YHC communities, providing outreach educating residents on the three approved vaccines, as well as providing information on local vaccine access.
There will also be a webinar Wednesday evening, March 31st from 7-8 PM featuring Dr. Kimbrough Marshall and Dr. Kiela Samuels, Clinical Pharmacist and Professor at Washtenaw County Community College and Michigan Medicine, talking about:
- Information on currently available COVID-19 vaccines
- COVID-19 vaccination racial disparities
- Benefits of vaccination
- Side effects and safety concerns
- Information of how to get registered to receive a COVID-19 vaccine
The webinar will be a Facebook live on the Engage @ EMU Facebook page.
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