Palm Coast, FL – The African American Cultural Society, Inc. (AACS) of Flagler County located in Palm Coast Fla. will host the second in a series of teleconferences whose aim is to facilitate a greater understanding of the Covid disease, its mutations, available vaccines, and the residual effects of quarantine on the mental health of the community.
In partnership with the Flagler County Department of Health, Advent Health, community-based organizations and leaders, AACS strives to serve as a clearing house for unaddressed questions and concerns contributing to ‘vaccine hesitancy’.
The April 8th conference consisting of the following will be video taped and made available to the public via YouTube along with the initial conference. The first conference was held on March 9, 2021 https://youtu.be/Df6diJpAi5I
Topics:An Update from Dr. Stephen Bickle, Medical Center Director with the Florida Flagler Department of Health.Questions and Answer: Public ParticipationMental Health impacts of Covid | Dr. Luis Allen Md. Psychiatrist Advent Health
In addition, the Florida Flagler Department of Health has designated the AACS Cultural Center as a vaccination site. On April 12, 2021 from 9 am to 11 am AACS will schedule people aged 18 and up to have their first vaccine of Moderna. There will need to be a follow up of the same vaccine in 4 weeks – on May 10, 2021 9 am – 11am.
AACS will screen those who arrive at the facility to determine if they need to receive their vaccine closer to medical care, as there will be another location servicing those with severe allergies, etc.
At the present time we have a limit of 200 slots that will be offered to members and their families and then open to the public. Appointments can be made by calling the offices of AACS at 386-447-7030 between the hours of 10 am – 2 pm, Monday thru Friday.
AACS is proud to be a community partner in this endeavor. As it is our mission to be a resource for individuals of the community to make informed decisions regarding their health and to be a catalyst for positive community engagement that fosters a healthy society.
About the African American Cultural Society of Palm Coast
The African American Cultural Society, Inc. is one of a limited few, self-supporting organizations of its kind in Florida. At its core, the organization was created with the gifts and donations of the funds, resources and time of generous people who are committed to our mission; “to preserve and perpetuate the cultural heritage of African Americans through social, educational, artistic and intellectual activities” deemed to be in the best interests of the entire community. Since 1991 AACS has provided service to Flagler County through its available event space, its cultural, educational and social programs, its participation with local non-profit and community service organizations, its service to families and youth in the community and local schools, and by providing opportunities for volunteerism. In addition, the AACS Cultural Center has a dynamic, historic and present-day resource of African and African American heritage and culture, art and information. Through the development of the Robert and Erma Brooks Resource Center, which will open in September 2018, the AACS plans to enhance their offerings to the community. Through the support of our membership and sponsors, the AACS aspires to continue to address some of the community’s most pressing needs. Me