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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

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


  • 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