Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Leader to Participate in Public Forum
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(BOWIE, Md.) – As the state of Maryland announced today that more than 4 million residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine, Bowie State University is hosting a vaccination clinic for students and employees and a public forum on vaccine hesitancy in the African American community, featuring the head of the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force. Both events support Governor Larry Hogan’s “No Arm Left Behind” campaign, just revealed today, to ensure that every Marylander who wants a COVID-19 vaccine can get one.
Bowie State is partnering with Maryland GoVax to host the university’s first COVID-19 vaccination clinic for BSU campus members only on Monday, April 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Student Center, Wiseman Ballroom. A limited number of appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis by signing up in the Wellness Center portal by Friday, April 23 at 9 a.m.
The Vaccine Hesitancy Forum on Monday, April 26 from 2-3 p.m. engages medical and public health experts in a discussion to address concerns and myths related to the COVID-19 vaccines. The event will be livestreamed to reach a large audience. The featured speakers include:
- Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead, head of the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force
- Rita Wutoh, director of the Bowie State Wellness Center
- Dave Wilson, president of Resilient Intellectuals Striving for Excellence (RISE)
These efforts to educate the community about the COVID-19 vaccines and help more Bowie State community members are part of the university’s ongoing commitment to promote safety as a #1 priority during the pandemic.
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