LOS ANGELES - LA Civil Rights hosted a vaccine drive at First African Methodist Episcopal Church (First A.M.E.) today, vaccinating over 500 individuals and distributing thousands of masks, hand sanitizer and other PPE.
The event was co-sponsored by Kedren Health, HealthNet and First A.M.E. Church, ad a part of a broader health equity effort to boost vaccinations in communities of color across Los Angeles.
LA Civil Rights Executive Director Capri Maddox received the second dose of her vaccine on site, administered by Dr. Jerry Abraham of Kedren.
"I cannot thank Dr. Jerry Abraham enough for making sure that we have the resources and the tools for equity and justice in Los Angeles," Maddox said. "When the time is right, don't forget to roll up your sleeve and get your shot. Don't throw away your shot!"
The vaccination drive was held just weeks after the State of California expanded access to the vaccine to all individuals over 18 years of age. Recognizing the need for outreach, Dr. Abraham and the Kedren Health team are working with LA Civil Rights and other partners in their Live, Work, Worship and Play initiative to bring vaccines to the people.