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PRESIDENT PARKER PARTNERING WITH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND FAITH LEADERS FOR TELE-TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS COVID-19 DISPARITIES, VACCINATION PLANS AND MORE

PRESS RELEASE                               Monday, January 4, 2021

Contact: Kim Garner

Phone: 205-254-2036

Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov
Council President William Parker will be hosting a Tele-town Hall Meeting with healthcare professionals and faith leaders to discuss the effects of COVID-19 in Birmingham at 6 p.m. on Wednesday January 6, 2021.

President Parker will be joined by Rev. Dr. James V. Tyus, Jr., pastor of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church (Norwood), Dr. Celeste Reese-Willis, who is overseeing testing at Legion Field, and Sheila Smoot, News Director for Summit Media, who will be moderating the event.

As cases continue to spike, it’s important that everyone have a clear understanding of how to keep themselves and others safe. The discussion will focus on topics such as vaccination distribution plans, disparities in healthcare, and dispelling myths about the health crisis.

“We are grateful to have such an amazing team of doctors and healthcare professionals here in Birmingham who have partnered with us over the course of this public health crisis,” President Parker said. “As vaccines become widely available, it’s going to be crucial that we continue working together and have a plan in place. We will be discussing what that looks like on Wednesday.”

Following the discussion, there will be a Q&A portion in which attendees can ask the panelists questions.

Here are the details for how to join the meeting.
Tele-town Hall meeting Wednesday, January 6th at 6 p.m.
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