When the vaccine became available to District residents age 65 and older in January, Philip Pannell jumped at the chance to get the shot. He has seen firsthand the impact of Covid-19 on DC residents in Ward 8, where he lives. Ward 8 has the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in the District.
AARP DC volunteer Pamela McKee shares her story of making a vaccine appointment and receiving her first dose. She has also used her comfort and skill with technology to help several of neighbors and friends, some of whom do not have computers, to sign up for a vaccine appointment.
On Monday, June 22 at 10 am ET, AARP DC is hosting a live tele-town hall with District of Columbia Councilmembers Vincent Gray (Ward 7) and Trayon White (Ward 8), and Shelly McDonald-Pinkett, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Howard University Hospital. The discussion will focus on the heavy toll that COVID-19 has taken on the District’s African American community, and how these leaders and the rest of the District are responding. We will also discuss what is still needed to help those impacted to stabilize themselves and move forward stronger. Join us for this important conversation!
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