Black church leaders are leading a task force to get more vaccines in Black communities

Black pastors are attempting to solve the disparity in vaccine distribution and get more shots in arms of the people part of their underserved communities. The plan is to get more vaccines into trusted venues- places that are in the heart of underserved communities led by people the community trusts. Members of the Statewide Covid-19 […]

Lee County NAACP helping seniors, underserved communities get COVID-19 vaccine

Underserved communities are struggling to get access to the COVID-19 vaccine; a lack of internet access and reliable transportation makes trying to get an appointment very difficult, which is why the NAACP is helping out by transporting seniors with appointments to vaccine locations. Brother James Muwakkil, president of the Lee County NAACP, says Southwest Florida […]

Some Black communities in Florida have no vaccine access

The predominantly Black farming communities on Lake Okeechobee’s shores are at least 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the nearest Publix supermarket – and that’s a problem, as Gov. Ron DeSantis has given the chain sole distribution rights for the coronavirus vaccine in Palm Beach County. That prompted the mayors of Belle Glade, Pahokee and South […]