Frederica Wilson launches effort to vaccinate residents

The effort to increase vaccinations among Black residents continues with a new push to get shots into every arm in the community.

The Get Out the Vaccine campaign is being launched by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson to combat mistrust of the vaccine in her district and throughout Miami-Dade.

“We’re standing at a memorial cemetery because this symbolizes just a little bit, a tiny fraction, of the people that we have lost as a community to COVID-19,” Wilson said at a news conference held Tuesday, announcing the campaign kickoff. The event was held at the mock cemetery memorializing coronavirus deaths in Liberty City’s Simonhoff Park.

“I established this cemetery so that people will understand how dangerous this disease is,” Wilson continued.

Get Out the Vaccine is being executed in conjunction with a nationwide Congressional Black Caucus initiative, which runs for a week, from May 1 to 8. However, Wilson said she’d like it to keep it going beyond that time.

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