Updated: Jun 14
Story originally posted by ABC 13 news
Written by: Caroline Kealy & Kristin Mirand Saturday, March 6th 2021
NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WSET) — 300 people were vaccinated at the Nelson County Heritage Center on Saturday.
Edith Napier, one of the event coordinators, said that there is a big push from them and the Blue Ridge Health District to get people vaccinated. They're aiming to get elderly people and those in the African American community fully vaccinated.
"So I feel good about that," Napier said. "It's been a good deal of work, but I feel good about the fact that we are reaching people who really need it."
According to Kaiser Health News, the Black community is getting vaccinated at a much slower rate than the white community. In many cases, white people are getting vaccinated two to three times more.
So far, 3% of Americans have received the vaccine.
Napier said that they hope to have a vaccination clinic like Saturday's event on a monthly basis.