(Inglewood, Ca.) – On Saturday, September 24, 2022, Councilwoman Dionne Faulk of Inglewood District 4, in partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Vaccinate ALL 58 campaign and KJLH-FM 102.3, presented the Fall Family Health Fest. The event took place at the center of Inglewood, across from Inglewood High School at Grevillea Park. The festival brought family fun, COVID-19 vaccines, and updated boosters for those 12 years and older as well as vaccines for children 6 months and older, along with health screenings, a kids’ zone, face paintings, music, dance and more to the community.
“We have seen the devastation that the pandemic has caused our Black and Brown communities over the last few years. The City of Inglewood suffered for a very long time with extremely high COVID-19 infection rates compared to other surrounding cities in the South Bay, so it was extremely exciting to have the Fall Family Health Fest that focused on providing free vaccinations, boosters, and other health services to my community in Inglewood where these services are needed most,” said Councilwoman Faulk. “We want our Black and Brown communities to thrive, and it starts with the health of our community.”
The health fest was part of the continuous efforts of CDPH’s Vaccinate ALL 58 campaign to bring awareness and COVID-19 vaccination services to members of the community throughout California. The combined effort with Councilwoman Faulk, focused on keeping the community strong and safer with the updated booster, which can help avoid the worst COVID-19 has to offer, including hospitalization and death.
Inglewood resident Mark Raymond stated that “After careful thought and research, I decided it was in the best interest of my health to get the booster. Today, I happened to walk up to the event, and it was there, so I couldn’t refuse it.”
The day was marked with fun events that brought together local celebrities such as the performer Tia P., who sang her upbeat song “Green Cadillac”; Inglewood High School Music Band; Old School Skinny and Double Dutch jump rope performances. In an atmosphere of celebration and fun welcoming the fall season, parents and their kids participated in several activities at the kid’s zone, which featured face paintings, caricature drawings and creative balloon art.
In addition to COVID-19 vaccines and updated boosters, the event also offered glucose, blood pressure and anemia screenings, and resource information from organizations and partners such as Save Our Water, Covered California, Eisner Health, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, WIN Los Angeles, Crystal Stairs, Inc., and others.
Visit MyTurn.ca.gov or call 833-422-4255 to schedule your vaccine or booster today.