For Immediate Release
August 10, 2021
Contact Information

Darryl Sellers,
Director of Public Relations
Creative Marketing Resources
(612) 834-2793

(BPRW) Media Briefing to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccinations In Black/African American Communities

(Black PR Wire) Media Briefing to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccinations In Black/African American Communities

WHAT:   According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation Vaccine Monitor report, COVID-19 vaccine uptake among Black/African American populations continues to lag in at least 40 states. The need to address this trend is crucial because of the recent rapid rise in COVID-19 infections and deaths, a sharp decline in vaccinations, the emergence of the more contagious Delta variant, as well as the misinformation and myths that continue to persist about the virus.

The We Can Do This campaign is hosting a virtual press briefing for Black/African American media. During this live event, medical experts, including trusted Black local doctors, will provide up-to-date COVID-19 vaccine information and will discuss how Black/African Americans can regain traction in their fight against COVID-19.  Experts will discuss building confidence in the vaccines, the importance of getting adolescents and young adults vaccinated, and the Delta variant. The event will also address the social conditions that make Black Americans more susceptible to COVID-19 and the impact of COVID-19 on Black families.

WHO:            Dr. Cameron Webb, Senior Policy Advisor for Equity on the White House COVID-19 Response Team

Georgeta Dragoiu, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow on the COVID-19 Public Education Campaign

Dr. Rachel Villanueva, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and President of the National Medical Association

Dr. Michele Benoit-Wilson, WakeMed Health, Raleigh, NC

WHEN:         Wednesday, August 11, 2021

                        12 pm ET (11 am CT)

WHERE:       Click here to register. If you have any problems accessing the registration link, please copy and paste the following URL into your browser:

HOW:            For additional information please contact: Darryl Sellers, Director of Public Relations for Creative Marketing Resources, (612) 834-2793,