CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mecklenburg County Public Health will be co-hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic with the United House of Prayer for All People at their Beatties Ford location Saturday.
The vaccination event will be held on Feb. 20th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2321 Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte.
The community clinic is open to Groups 1 and 2 (healthcare workers and individuals 65 and older) by appointment only. Individuals can register here or by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400.
“Community-based clinics like this one are essential to making sure we equitably distribute COVID-19 vaccines here in Mecklenburg County. We’re excited to partner with the United House of Prayer for All People to offer 500 vaccines to healthcare workers and seniors in the Beatties Ford Road corridor,” said Public Health Director Gibbie Harris.
Community-based clinics provide low-barrier vaccine opportunities for those who might be limited by transportation, access to the internet or may only be willing to come if invited by their community leader, faith leader, or another person they trust.
“We welcome our eligible neighbors and members to our property for vaccination this Saturday,” said Apostle R. White, Pastor, United House of Prayer for All People. “The impact of health disparities on African Americans is well documented. As a predominantly African American congregation here in Mecklenburg County, the United House of Prayer—and our leader Bishop C.M. Bailey, felt it incumbent upon us to open our doors and encourage our members, neighbors and friends to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Furthermore, we continue to urge our community to properly wear masks, socially distance, and stay home if you are sick.”
Last year, the Beatties Ford location of United House of Prayer was linked to a COVID-19 outbreak. The outbreak led to over 200 positive cases of coronavirus and nine deaths after a mass gathering at the church.
MCPH is accepting applications to co-host community-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics. A new form on the County’s COVID-19 vaccination page allows community groups and organizations to submit requests to co-host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
More information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available at www.MeckNC.gov/COVID-19 or by calling the Public Health COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400.