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Advocates push for vaccine equality in NJ with only 2% of African Americans vaccinated

The Coalition of Black Clergy partnered with hospitals in Bergen County to bridge the gap of COVID-19 vaccine inequality.

News 12 Staff

Feb 12, 2021, 10:43 PM

Updated 1,222 days ago

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The Coalition of Black Clergy partnered with hospitals in Bergen County to bridge the gap of COVID-19 vaccine inequality.
As of Feb. 9, only 2% of COVID-18 doses went to African Americans.
Members of the clergy say that they want to educate the Black community about the vaccine and ensure that they have access to it.
"We encourage our people based upon scientific evidence because we're having too many people die. Essentially all of us have a family member who has been sick or died,” says Mount Olive Baptist Church Pastor Emeritus Gregory Jackson.
Bergen County officials have scheduled 35 appointments on Friday for people of color in the current vaccine priority groups.


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