Vaccines and Mammograms Headline Wellness Fair

Shown receiving her first vaccination is Arlissa Reeves (seated) administered by nurses Akia Dumas (left) and Judon Wynn-Williams (right).
With the pandemic still on the minds of the community, the  Clanzel Brown Community Center was the place to be last weekend for the ‘Stay Well’ wellness and community fair that included free vaccinations and mammograms. Hundreds of neighbors, family, friends, sponsors and city officials attended the health fair. The event administered 60 vaccinations and over 100 mammogram screenings were processed.

The day’s agenda included a live radio remote, kid’s zone, well-living information and a food giveaway.  In addition to screenings and vaccinations, local doctors, pharmacist, pediatricians, mental health psychologist and family members of covid patients that passed during covid, held a panel discussion to weave a thread on the affects and outcomes that have succumbed in have manifested in the community.

Organizers Dorothy Buckhanan-Wilson and Darryl Sellers, CMR

In an effort to garner interest in the event, participants received a $25 gift card for having their mammogram exam done or receiving the vaccine.  With something for everyone from free honeydrippers to groceries, the biggest excitement came with cheers of the Raines varsity squad who personally cheered for every exiting vaccine shot. “This was a very successful event which we hope to build toward a big impact for Black communities getting more vaccinations against COVID-19…getting to the other side of the pandemic is the mission,” said sponsor Darryl Sellers, Creative Marketing Resources, Inc.

Many African American are still reluctant to get vaccinated, “We want the community to know that we are here for them,’ said primary care Physician Dr. Rogers Cain. The Clanzel Brown Community center has vaccinations available seven days per week.

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