The Advancing Health Literacy Program (AHLP) and Jefferson Regional hospital joined the Oldies 101.3 Morning Show Tuesday, to discuss their upcoming partnered event that takes place this Thursday, November 18th, and Covid-19 in Jefferson County. The show featured Deseray McKinzy the program’s Media Coordinator, William Fells the Program Coordinator, and Erin Bolten RN at Jefferson Regional Hospital.

In relation to Covid, Bolten spoke about having only one patient for COVID-19 as of November 16th, the numbers across the state, and their goal to work with AHLP to increase vaccinations.

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Fells was asked about the current statistics on vaccinations in Jefferson County and some of the reasons why individuals in the county have a hesitancy to get vaccinated.

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On another subject, Jefferson Regional will be amongst three other partners that will be a part of the vaccine clinic/launch event hosted by AHLP. The event will take place at Seabrook Community Center at 6808 S Hazel Street with the vaccine clinic taking place from 10 am until 3 pm followed by the launch event from 3 pm until 4 pm. The 1st and 2nd Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and the Pfizer booster that is now recommended by Gov. Asa Hutchinson for ages 18+ will be administered at the clinic.

Those three partners mentioned include Jefferson Comprehensive Care, The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Southeast Arkansas College. All participants in the vaccine clinic will be eligible to receive a $25 visa card incentive once proof of vaccination is provided.

Fells also spoke about Focus Group Sessions that the program is hosting throughout the month that will also provide a $25 visa card incentive for local participants.

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The focus group dates are November 16th, 18th, and 19th at 6 pm and they last 45 minutes each. To sign up contact 870-510-0178.

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