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The Henry-Clayton Section of the National Council of Negro Women is hosting a virtual forum called “Why or Why Not? COVID-19 Vaccines in the African American Communities.”

McDONOUGH — The Henry-Clayton Section of the National Council of Negro Women is hosting a virtual forum called “Why or Why Not? COVID-19 Vaccines in the African American Communities.”

The free event will be held on Feb. 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

It will include several features from the Centers for Disease Control, state agencies and leadership from Clayton and Henry counties.

The forum will include a video created by the Stockbridge High School health class titled “Together We Can Beat COVID-19” followed by a question and answer session.

The goal of the event, officials from the council said, is to educate the African American communities in Henry and Clayton counties on the COVID-19 vaccination process.

“The NCNW Henry-Section is committed to help our community navigate and make informed decisions during the pandemic,” said Diane D. Miller, president of HC-NCNW. “And we are eager to partner with other local organizations in our efforts to keep everyone safe.”

The event will feature speakers: Dr. Christa Singleton, CDC, COVID- chief health equity officer (Partnership and Communications); Dr. Beverly Townsend, District 4 health director, Georgia Department of Public Health; Don Ash, Emergency Management director, Henry County; Ronald Scandrett, sheriff, Henry County; Jeffrey E. Turner, chairman, Clayton County Board of Commissioners.

The Zoom meeting code is 895 6384 7580 and the password 357502. The forum can also be watch on Facebook live @HenryClayton2018.

For information about the Henry-Clayton Section of NCNW visit www.henryclaytoncnw.org.

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