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Area churches collaborate with Sioux City NAACP, Siouxland District Health Department to host vaccine clinic

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -- The NAACP is collaborating with the Siouxland District Health Department to offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Mount Zion Baptist Church.

The clinic is coordinated through Mount Zion, Tabernacle Church of God, and New Life In Christ Church and is geared toward reaching out to the local African-American Community.

The latest data on vaccination efforts in the area show that less than one percent of the black and African-American community has been vaccinated.

That's why church leaders, the Sioux City NAACP, and the Siouxland District Health Department wants to encourage people of color who are eligible for the vaccine to sign up for this clinic.

Registration is currently open for the clinic that will take place this Sunday, April 18th from 1 to 5p.m.

Pre-registration is required and it is free to sign up and receive the vaccine.

They will administer the Moderna vaccine. This means that only Iowa residents age 18 or older can sign up for the clinic.

"I went to the Tyson Events Center, but others were not able to get into those tiers because of the qualifications and the criteria. So now here's an opportunity, it breaks down all barriers, even if there are those that don't have transportation. We've agreed, we have offered our van to pick up people who don't have transportation," said Rev. J.F. Robertson Sr.

To register for Sunday's clinic, call 712-253-8245 and leave a message to receive a call back for sign up.

Libbie Randall

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