Get Informed.

What OUR People Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Saturday, May 15 from 11 am – 12:15 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 15th from 11 am – 12:15 pm via Zoom. Our black and brown communities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and have lower confidence when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines given deep-rooted mistrust in the government and medical community. However, it’s important that we all get the facts on COVID-19 vaccines, so we can help save more lives and one day get past this pandemic. So this workshop will feature a medical expert to help explain COVID-19 Vaccines and answer questions that are on the hearts and minds of people in our community. We will also feature a few testimonials of people who have gotten vaccinated in our community and share a few helpful resources from the Ad Council’s COVID-19 Vaccine Education Campaign.

Workshop Format

Run-of-Show
Opening Prayer
Review Agenda
Introduce Speaker - Agape F.I.T.T. Member

Mini Presentation on COVID-19 Vaccines with Dr. Pernell

The Basics on What People Should Know (5-10 minutes)

Q&A with Dr. Pernell and the Audience (30 minutes)

We will provide a list of base questions that we will start with and will solicit questions from the audience as well.

Mini Community Panel (10-15 minutes)

People sharing their vaccination stories

Ad Council COVID-19 Education Initiative Resources

Show PSAs for black community, highlight other upcoming events for the black community, closing remarks, special drawing and event survey.
About Our Guest Speaker

Dr. Chris Pernell

MD, MPH, FACPM

  • Board certified in preventive medicine @ University Hospital in Newark, NJ – First-ever Chief Strategic Integration and Health Equity Officer
  • Public health specialist and social change agent
  • Phenomenal academic career – Princeton University, Duke University School of Medicine, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and Johns Hopkins
  • Bloomberg School of Public Health General Preventive Medicine Residency
  • Speaks nationally at events on COVID-19 / vaccines / etc.
  • Father died from COVID-19 and her sister suffered from it too so she has lots of great personal stories