Mayor Vauss said the vaccine would be administered at Essex County College 303 University Ave, Newark, NJ 07102.
“I noticed that many white people were getting the vaccine, compared to Black and Brown people," said the Mayor.
Low numbers of Black and Brown people have taken the vaccine so far,” we need to reverse this trend, or we will continue to see more Black and Brown fathers, mothers, grandparents, sons, daughters die of this virus."
Officials said Mayor Vauss is determined to get more Black and Brown people into that line.
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After consulting with his doctor, due to having Bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs), the Mayor wants to set the example of how important it is for Black and Brown people to get the vaccine.
We all know that history is working against Us. Past misdeeds such as the Tuskegee Experiment — in which doctors in the 20th century left Black men untreated for syphilis, without their knowledge, as part of a study — did much to erode trust in the medical profession among Black and Brown people.
Mayor Tony Vauss will begin a campaign to build trust in the vaccine. Part of his plan is to call on pastors and other Black leaders to speak out for the vaccine — and possibly get the vaccine in some sort of public way to build trust.
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“There is nothing more important to you than you and your family's health,” Mayor Vauss said.
Officials said that is the Mayor's top priority.
”He is doing all he can to address the COVID-19 pandemic for Black and Brown people, residents, visitors, and employees of Irvington and provide up-to-date information to the public,” officials said.