Health center issues call to action for minorities during pandemic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A health center in Louisville that serves primarily African American and other minority populations is sharing advice to help keep patients safe during the pandemic.

Park DuValle Community Health Center, Inc., shared a video message on the Kentucky Primary Care Association’s social media Friday featuring CEO Elizabeth Ann Hagan-Grigsby.

“We need you to protect yourself against the flu, mainly because one, you don’t want to get the flu. But secondly, because any kind of illness can make you more likely to have problems if you do become COVID-positive,” said Hagan-Grigsby. “We want you to stay healthy in order to protect yourself, as well as wear a mask like I’m doing now and socially distancing.”

In the video, Hagan-Grigsby issues a call to African American, and other minority communities, to get a flu shot as well as COVID-19 vaccine when it’s available.

“I’m going to take the vaccine,” said Hagan-Grigsby. “If you get tested, then one, you know your status. Two, you can protect yourself even more from family members and relatives.”

You can view the full video, HERE.

 

 

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