Congressman Johnson Hosts “Shots at the Shop” Vaccination Event With White House, DeKalb County Board of Health
STONECREST, GA – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) hosted a free vaccination event in conjunction with the White House and DeKalb Board of Health at the First-Class Barbershop at the Centre at Panola.
More than 20 people – many of them 12-to-17 years old – received either their first or second vaccination at the event.
As part of President Biden’s call for National Month of Action to mobilize all of America to vaccinate as many people as possible by July 4th, Congressman Johnson was pleased to use creative ways to help his community get vaccinated.
“Today, we brought COVID-19 vaccinations to the people where they are,” said Rep. Johnson, who has been urging his community to get vaccinated. “I want to thank the Dekalb Board of Health and the White House for partnering with me to put on this event today. The Delta variant is beginning to target our young people and it’s threatening to take us back to the early days of the pandemic. We all need to get vaccinated to stop COVID in its tracks and crush the virus.”
The DeKalb Board of Health mobile vaccination unit vaccinated more than 20 people and had Pfizer, Moderna and J&J shots on hand. Rep. Johnson said he expects to continuing partnering with local health departments on events such as Shots at the Shop to meet people where they live and work to vaccinate as many people as possible.
“We are working collaboratively as a united front to address COVID-19,” said Interim District Health Director Dr. Sandra J. Valenciano, M.D., M.P.H. “Our goal is to provide access to COVID-19 vaccinations for all residents in DeKalb County, including the most vulnerable. We are deploying our mobile medical units throughout DeKalb County to ensure the community has equitable access to vaccine. We are excited about partnering with trusted community leaders to provide COVID-19 vaccines.”