Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover announced that he and Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton will host a COVID-19 and the Black Community Forum.
The online forum will be held on Thursday, March 25, that will be focused on COVID-19 and the Black community. Local leaders will join us from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to review their experiences of getting the vaccine. Health experts will also participate in the town hall to convey how critical the vaccine is to stop the virus and save lives.
According to Glover, vaccine numbers in the Black community locally are lower compared to their white counterparts. For example, in the city of Richmond as of March 15 only 20 percent of residents had received their first dose. In the city of Pittsburg, that number is as low as 18 percent. Overall, only 14,427 Black residents have received one dose of the vaccine.
The panelists during the town hall will review the latest medical information about the vaccine, how all three vaccines approved for use are safe and effective, and will take questions from community members.
Members of the town hall panel include:
- Nicola Ifill Fraser, Ed.D., MPH, Public Health Educator (Town Hall Moderator)
- Bisa French, Chief, Richmond Police Department
- Tammany Brooks, Chief, Antioch Police Department
- Dr. Chris Farnitano, MD, Health Officer, Contra Costa County
- Dr. Ashley Vance, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
- Dr. Sonia Suderling, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
To attend the virtual town hall you can use this link: https://cccounty-us.zoom.us/j/84291028781…