A community service organization and major retailer are teaming up to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to residents aged 50 and older.
The Indianapolis Urban League and Walmart will provide the Pfizer vaccine March 4-8 and March 11-15. President and CEO of the Indianapolis Urban League, Tony Mason explained his organization’s involvement.
“You know, for over a year now, we have seen the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on Black people, people of color, and our community, our state and our nation,” Mason said. “And so, for us as the Urban League, you know, we're all about helping people. And so, we were glad to be able to partner with Walmart.”
Mason said it's important to help the elderly facing challenges to make a vaccination appointment.
“I would urge people to proactively help people in our community -- particularly if we're talking about seniors, or individuals who may or may not have access to a computer or reliable broadband internet -- to help people to get registered or scheduled to get the vaccination,” Mason said.
The first round of vaccination appointments will offer the first dosage, followed by the second required dosage in the next round. Insurance is not required to receive the free vaccine. Advance registration is required and can be done by visiting OurShot.IN.gov or calling 211.