Black Nurses Association Makes Mobile Clinics a Reality
(Sedgwick County, KS) – Thanks to the collaboration between the Black Nurses Association and Sedgwick County Health Department, we are able to launch partner clinics in targeted areas. Partner clinics ensure that we are able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine in historically underserved neighborhoods for those 65 and older.
“The Black Nurses Association takes pride in the work we do in the community and keeping our neighbors healthy,” said Margaret Thompson, representative of Wichita Black Nurses Association. “Right now, it is critically important that we are able to vaccinate our residents who are more vulnerable for serious complications and death from COVID-19. By bringing the clinics into the community, people are more likely to get it and encourage others to get it as well.”
First doses will be available at the following partner vaccine clinics to residents with appointments:
- March 7 | 1 to 5 p.m. | St. James Missionary Baptist Church | 1350 N. Ash
- March 14 | 1 to 5 p.m. | Tabernacle Bible Church | 1817 Volutsia
“We are thrilled to partner with the Black Nurses Association to make these clinics possible,” said Adrienne Byrne. “Their work will ensure that more residents are able to get the COVID-19 vaccine and further protect our community from the spread of the disease.”
There will be a second clinic at both locations to provide the second dose to residents later. As more vaccine is allocated, Sedgwick County plans collaborate with community partners to have additional vaccine clinics around the county in areas where there may be a barrier to residents getting the vaccine at the mega site at 223 S. Main.