AKA & Sigmas to Host Free Event Answering COVID-19 Related Questions

Join Alpha Kappa Alpha Epsilon Upsilon Omega Trenton Chapter and Phi Beta Sigma Lambda Lambda Sigma Trenton Chapter for a FREE online event featuring speakers from Henry J. Austin Health Center, Shiloh Baptist Church, Catholic Charities of Trenton and Trenton Health Team. Speakers will answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines, including how to get one, at 4:00 p.m. today, April 8 via Zoom or LIVE on Facebook.

“We know the community has concerns about how COVID-19 vaccines work and how to find a vaccine,” said Boynton R.(Butch) Weekes, New Jersey State Sigma Beta Director and Chapter President – Lambda Lambda Sigma. “Community service is important to us so we are happy to provide this opportunity to learn what’s going on in Trenton and get questions answered.”

Join the discussion by registering at http://bit.ly/AKASigma or watching live on Facebook pages for AKA @AKAEpsilonUpsilonOmega, HJAHC @hjahcnj or THT @trentonhealthteam.

Panelists include: Dr. Kemi Alli, CEO, Henry J Austin Health Center; The Rev. Darrell LaRue Armstrong, Shiloh Baptist Church; Lisa DeVries, Community Health Nurse Educator, Catholic Charities of Trenton Diocese; Dr. Dan Dychtwald, Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Policy & Aging Research; and Stuart Altschuler, Director of Analytics and Insights, Trenton Health Team.

COVID-19 infections are rising at alarming rates in our community and more residents are seeking information and access to vaccines. Catholic Charities of Trenton is partnering with the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) to expand access soon to testing and vaccines in our community.

Community members are urged to continue wearing a mask in public, avoiding crowds, keeping a safe distance from others and washing hands frequently to reduce their risk of becoming ill.

“To get through this pandemic, we have to work together to stop the spread of COVID-19 by sharing our knowledge and taking the necessary precautions to protect ourselves,” said Dr. Alli.  “We are excited to answer questions and talk with our wonderful Greek organizations that help build a supportive community in our city.”

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