From WCNC Charlotte:
Minority and underserved communities were hit the hardest by COVID-19 throughout this pandemic. When a vaccine was created, there were questions about whether our underserved communities would have equal access to it.
The Mecklenburg County Health Department is working to make sure that happens.
Currently, county health officials are only giving the vaccine out at Bojangles Coliseum.
However, as the county gets more vaccine, which is happening at a slow pace, health director Gibbie Harris said pop-up vaccine clinics and mass vaccinations will take place at churches and health centers in those underserved communities.
The health department is partnering with faith-based organizations, INLIVIAN (Charlotte Housing Authority), homeless shelters, and the Charlotte Medical Dental and Pharmaceutical Society to help make it happen.
Read WCNC Charlotte's article "Mecklenburg County to start pop-up vaccine clinics in underserved communities as vaccine supply goes up," featuring INLIVIAN.