- Vaccines are widely available in our area without an appointment.
- To find a vaccine location near you, text your zip code to 438829 and you will immediately get back a list of three locations near you.
- You’ll find more sites at: https://vaccines.gov/28712
- To get help booking an appointment, contact Transylvania NAACP’s Vaccine Buddy line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you.
- See the www.TransylvaniaHealth.org website for updates.
- The Transylvania Covid-19 Call Center is offering IN OFFICE vaccinations
- Call for appointment – 9am to 5pm Monday – Friday. 828-884-4007
Blue Ridge Community Health: Regularly offers vaccines in Brevard, Fletcher and Sylva. Sign up online for an appointment.
Ingles in Brevard: Appointments are available.
CVS: Appointments will be available in nearby communities.
WalMart: Appointments available in Pisgah and nearby communities.
“The Transylvania NAACP is very concerned with the threat of Covid in our community. Across the country people of color are dying three times faster than whites of Covid, partly due to underlying medical conditions, but also because people of color make up a disproportionate number of front-line workers, and risk exposure more than others.
More from the Board: We can be proud of these heroes, and we owe them our best efforts to help them contain the virus – by wearing a mask, social distancing, washing our hands, and by getting vaccinated.
- the Covid vaccines were developed by teams of researchers, doctors, and nurses of color, who stand behind it
- the trials which were performed, involving a total of more than 70,000 patients, included more than 10% of subjects from minority communities
- this included people with pre-existing conditions including sickle-cell anemia and diabetes, typically found in higher concentrations in African-Americans.”
“The task force reviewed the clinical trial data in search of differences in health outcomes that would place the Black community at higher risk of unfavorable outcomes from the vaccine and determined the following:
– Ten percent of people who enrolled in both the Pfizer and Moderna clinical trials were Black, equaling more than 4,400 and 3,000 people, respectively.
– Both the percentage and number of Black people enrolled are sufficient to have confidence in health outcomes of the clinical trials.
– Persons receiving the vaccine were > 94% less likely to develop COVID-19 infection as compared to the placebo group.
– Efficacy and safety were observed and consistent across age, gender, race, ethnicity and adults over 65 years of age…”
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* The National Medical Association (NMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health.
The National Medical Association (NMA) is the largest and oldest national organization representing African American physicians and their patients in the United States. The NMA is a 501(c) (3) national professional and scientific organization representing the interests of more than 50,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve. NMA is committed to improving the quality of health among minorities and disadvantaged people through its membership, professional development, community health education, advocacy, research and partnerships with federal and private agencies. Throughout its history the National Medical Association has focused primarily on health issues related to African Americans and medically underserved populations; however, its principles, goals, initiatives and philosophy encompass all ethnic groups.