FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce Announces “This is your shot!” Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic
Charlotte, NC, April 7, 2021 — The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce announced that they will host a drive-through Covid-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The vaccinations will be provided by the Mecklenburg County Health Department.
Chamber chair, Ciara Lilly said, “In partnership with our strong network of strategic partners, we have established a track record of supporting our community in meaningful ways. This is just one more example of how we work diligently to connect our community to valuable resources that will help them thrive during this challenging time.”
Chamber member and County Commissioner At-large, Pat Cotham reiterated, “The county has a critical goal of Vaccination equity. The result is we are not waiting for residents to come to us —we are going to them. The data shows we are making progress, so we are on the right track!”
In addition to this partnership, the Chamber Healthcare Partner, Novant Health, will also provide volunteers from their LGBT employee resource group to assist with traffic, refreshments, observation etc. The clinic will be held onsite at the Chamber’s office located in the Hearts Beat as One Foundation headquarters.
The vaccine clinic is open individuals eighteen or older, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community.
“The vaccination clinic is an extension of our efforts to assist those within our community who are vulnerable during this pandemic. We are excited to partner with the Mecklenburg County Health Department and thank Novant Health and Hearts Beat as One Foundation for their efforts to make this a great success. Our Chamber is making strides to ensure that we can get back to business together!” stated the Chamber’s CEO, Chad Turner
A goal of 300 vaccinations has been set for this clinic, but if the appointments exceed expectations the Chamber will work closely with the Health Department to ensure that everyone is able to access a vaccination.
Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce
3520 Dewitt Lane, Charlotte, NC 28208
Appointment Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/149749882931
The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to foster equity, inclusion and economic prosperity for the LGBTQ community through strategic policy, professional enrichment, ally partnerships and economic development.