Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will join other members of The Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force at 1 p.m. Thursday to provide COVID-19 vaccine to people of color who reside in city neighborhoods and meet state requirements for priority 1A or 1B vaccine recipients.
The community-based clinic is part of an initiative supported by the Western New York Vaccine Hub, the group charged with coordinating vaccine distribution across Western New York. The HUB is sending the vaccine to Niagara Falls on the condition it is used to vaccinate qualifying people of color with a focus on the elderly and medically vulnerable. This effort will address data that shows there are vaccination disparities among this targeted population.
The event will take place at the Henry E. Wrobel Towers, 800 Niagara Ave., Niagara Falls.