A free, pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be available to the public from noon to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 12, at Second Baptist Church, 3925 32nd Ave., Kenosha.
This clinic is being conducted in a partnership between Kenosha County Public Health, the Kenosha County Health Equity Task Force, the Mahone Fund and Second Baptist.
The clinic will serve anyone ages 5 and older with first, second and booster doses of all three of the vaccine varieties. (Pfizer is currently the only vaccine approved for use in those ages 5-17; those under 18 must be with a parent or legal guardian.)
A $50 Visa gift card will be given to anyone who receives a dose of the vaccine, while supplies last.
Walk-ins are welcome — no appointment is needed, and clinic clients do not need to be a member of the church.
This clinic is a continuation of the ongoing efforts of the Health Equity Task Force, a group of community leaders seeking to provide more equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination for communities of color.
“When the Equity Task Force was created, our first pop-up clinic eight months ago was at Second Baptist, and it was a complete success,” said Tamarra Coleman, executive director of the Shalom Center and a member of the task force. “We knew distributing the vaccinations was going to have to be a community effort, and Second Baptist Church has been instrumental in those efforts.”
The Rev. Demetris Crum, Second Baptist pastor, said it is a blessing for the church to be part of the solution and to serve the community around it.
“I am thankful that Second Baptist was considered as a community partner, and I am thankful that we could answer the call to serve,” Crum said. “I recognize the impact of this virus on the community, and I am aware of the impact on families here at Second Baptist. My desire is that we continue to partner and come together to provide resources, education, and vaccinations, for all.”
Health professionals will be on hand at the clinic to answer questions about the vaccines. All vaccines are free, and no I.D. or health insurance are required.
Those who have already received a first or second dose of the vaccine are asked to bring their vaccination card, if possible, although this is not required.
More information about COVID-19 in Kenosha County, including links to vaccine and testing providers in the community, is available at https://www.kenoshacounty.org/covid-19.