Inglewood Councilwoman Dionne Faulk of (District 4), in partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Vaccinate ALL 58 campaign and KJLH-FM 102.3, recently presented the Fall Family Health Festival 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 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 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.

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