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AACS hosts virtual vaccine conversation and will be a vaccination site

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The virtual conference will be held April 8 and made available on YouTube.
by: Guest Writer

from: Meshella Woods

Director of Curatorial Affiars, African American Cultural Society, Inc.

The African American Cultural Society Inc. of Flagler County, located in Palm Coast, will host the second in a series of teleconferences whose aim is to facilitate a greater understanding of the COVID-19 disease, its mutations, available vaccines, and the residual effects of quarantine on the mental health of the community.

In partnership with the Flagler County Department of Health, AdventHealth, community-based organizations and leaders, AACS strives to serve as a clearing house for unaddressed questions and concerns contributing to "vaccine hesitancy."

The April 8 conference consisting of the following will be video taped and made available to the public via YouTube along with the initial conference. The first conference was held on March 9: https://youtu.be/Df6diJpAi5I

Topics:

  • An Update from Dr. Stephen Bickle, Medical Center Director with the Florida Flagler Department of Health.
  • Questions and Answer: Public Participation
  • Mental Health impacts of Covid | Dr. Luis Allen Md. Psychiatrist Advent Health

In addition, the Florida Flagler Department of Health has designated the AACS Cultural Center as a vaccination site. On April 12, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. AACS will schedule people aged 18 and up to have their first vaccine of Moderna. There will need to be a follow up of the same vaccine in four weeks – on May 10, 9-11 a.m. 

AACS will screen those who arrive at the facility to determine if they need to receive their vaccine closer to medical care, as there will be another location servicing those with severe allergies, etc.

At the present time we have a limit of 200 slots that will be offered to members and their families and then open to the public.  Appointments can be made by calling the offices of AACS at 386-447-7030 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday.

AACS is proud to be a community partner in this endeavor. As it is our mission to be a resource for individuals of the community to make informed decisions regarding their health and to be a catalyst for positive community engagement that fosters a healthy society.

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