Our Healthy KC Eastside To Focus On Vaccine Outreach And Distribution
As the CDC adjusts its mask guidelines and restrictions around Kansas City are loosened, vaccination rates among residents of several city neighborhoods are incredibly low.
Some are as low as 15%, and Black and brown communities are disproportionately impacted. To address the issue, Jackson County's legislature has dedicated $5 million of CARES Act funds towards getting vaccines distributed in six Kansas city zip codes through the Our Healthy KC Eastside program.
- Dr. Jannette Berkley-Patton, professor at the UMKC School of Medicine and director of the university’s Community Health Research Group
- Rev. Eric Williams, pastor at Calvary Temple Baptist Church