Mothers In Action (MIA) has made getting the community vaccinated its priority.
MIA president Tracy Mitchell is urging everyone who hasn’t been vaccinated to get vaccinated. The recent surge of the Delta variant has recently increased the number of hospitalizations and deaths in L.A. County with most cases being unvaccinated people.
“Mothers In Action is doing everything we can to prevent deaths and hospitalization in our community due to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing access to our community in the Crenshaw District,” said Mitchell.
On Friday, July 16, MIA hosted another vaccine pop-up site at the Los Angeles Sentinel for ages 12 & up. Appointments and walk ups were both welcomed by the organization. They can’t stress enough how important being vaccinated is for the community.
“It is imperative that we recognize that COVID-19 has killed over 600,000 people in the United States alone,” said Mitchell. “More people have died from the COVID-19 virus then from the COVID-19 vaccine.”
She continued, “It is highly recommended by scientist and the medical community that we are better off with the vaccine then without it, because death and hospitalizations have been greatly reduced by the vaccinated population of people.”
When asked what some of the concerns of community were when it came to being vaccinated, Mitchell shared people stated they were “worried about long term affects.
“They are afraid of possible side effects and some just do not trust the vaccine. Simply, some people are afraid of needles.”
Michell also shared that some members of the community “do not believe the COVID is real.”
MIA partnered up with the Los Angeles Department Public Health Mobile Vaccine Clinic and media partners at the Sentinel to assist with outreach by using their parking lot for pop-up vaccine dates. The PFIZER vaccine was available for ages 12-years-old and up.
MIA wants the word to get out that they are providing vaccines for the community. They are asking for everyone to share emails with their church, family and network.
“Do it for your children, family, loved ones or your community,” stated Mitchell.
There will be another vaccine pop-up on Saturday, August 7, from 8:00 am to 12:00pm at the 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair and supply give away at Exposition Park Parking Lot, located at 3998 Hoover Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037. Please email Mothers In Action for more information at [email protected]
MIA would like to thank Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson of Council District 8 and Councilmember Curren Price, Jr. of Council District 9 for their support of Mothers In Action’s pop-up PFIZER Vaccine and continued support of Mothers In Action.