Gang Free, Inc. is sponsoring a COVID-19 clínica de vacunación on Saturday, Mar. 19 at Satterwhite Point’s Glass House. The clinic is sponsored through a partnership with Raleigh-based Healthier Together and Spanish speakers are especially invited to come out and enjoy being outdoors for a “Sip and Paint” event.
Anyone interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine is welcome to sign up, according to Melissa Elliott, founder of Gang Free, Inc. Call her at 252. 425. 5220 to get registered.
There are still some appointment slots open for the event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 269 Glass House Road.
Even if you’re fully vaccinated and boosted, there are slots available to come out and paint and enjoy the beauty of the lake.
New cases are going down, Elliott told John C. Rose on Tuesday’s The Local Skinny!, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to let down our guard.
“We still have to be cognizant that this virus is still alive and still infecting individuals,” she said.
“We just want to make sure that we’re doing our part.”
Gang Free has spearheaded 70-plus vaccination clinics, and continues to distribute N-95 masks and rapid COVID tests to the community.
People with underlying health conditions are still especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and sometimes it’s those folks within marginalized populations that remain hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
“When people understand the information – once they understand why it’s important,” she said, they often change their minds. “When that virus attacks your body, it’s hard to fight back on your own,” Elliott said, referring to those with underlying health conditions.
“It IS your choice,” she emphasized, “but let me give you enough information to let you think about it.”