JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As COVID-19 cases surge in Duval County due to the delta variant and local hospitals are overloaded with an influx of COVID-19 patients, many leaders are encouraging the community to get vaccinated.
In honor of the late Dr. Leon Haley Jr., the first Black CEO of UF Health, who played a pivotal role in getting the vaccine rolled out in Jacksonville, and ahead of the 2021-22 school year, an Arlington church will host another vaccination event for the community.
Impact Church is teaming up with UF Health on Sunday, Aug. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., so that anyone eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine has the opportunity to do so.
Healthcare workers will be providing the Pfizer vaccine to people age 12 and older at the church located at 9501 Arlington Expressway.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not needed, but you will need to bring a valid state ID.
The vaccination event is also being held in conjunction with the opening of enrollment for Impact Christian Academy, a college preparatory school founded by the church.
“If we don’t get vaccinated it impacts everybody. It impacts our children’s ability to receive the education that they deserve, so we urge all members of the community to get vaccinated. It is critical that faith leaders take a leadership role and help guide our community towards safety,” Bishop George Davis, the church’s senior pastor, said.
The church will be hosting its regular Sunday services during the event at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
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