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Pastor fights misinformation about COVID-19 vaccine in northern Omaha

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – An Omaha pastor has taken to the streets to try to spread awareness about the COVID-19 vaccination in northern Omaha.

The Interfaith Ministerial Alliance has partnered with Nebraska Medicine to host this event focused on addressing concerns from community members about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Saturday’s event took place at Omaha Economic Development Center at 23rd and Grant St. Health care officials were on hand for two sessions to help answer questions about immunization.

Part of the reason for the low number of black community members comes from previous vaccination studies that have caused more harm than good.

People were also able to get information about registering for Medicaid assistance and other health related issues. Saturday’s event also included free food, games and music.

Pastor Cavitt says it’s important to get into neighborhoods and try to tackle misinformation about the vaccine in person. She says vaccines are available every Wednesday afternoon until October at Clair Memorial United Methodist Church located near 56th and Ames Avenue.

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