New Hanover County NAACP hosts Juneteenth vaccination event

Community gathers for vaccine party
Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 7:23 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The New Hanover County NAACP hosted a Juneteenth COVID-19 vaccination party at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church today. There was live music, food and even free vaccines and masks.

With multiple Juneteenth celebrations happening this week, the NAACP wanted to utilize the holiday to make sure the African-American community had access to the vaccine.

It was a good time for fun and fellowship, but also a good time to finally get a shot.

“This is really good, and to see especially my people coming out,” said Teresa Eubanks, who brought her grandson to get the vaccine. “This is also my church where this is being held, so it’s good to see the people coming out and enjoying themselves while being vaccinated.”

Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, was also in attendance.

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