Dr. Ala Stanford as organized a 24-hour vaccination clinic this  Friday., —

Stanford as you know launched the independent testing effort, now known as the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium or (BDCC), after learning Black people were being infected by and dying from coronavirus at higher rates than any other demographic. As states across the country began aggregating and releasing racial data for COVID-19, Stanford realized that people living in ­majority-Black counties were infected at three times the rate and dying at almost six times the rate of people living in ­majority-white counties. —

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We would all hear about her again after the “Philly fighting Covid“ vaccination scandal that occurred here in Philadelphia a few weeks ago. The question at the time was why wasn’t her organization given the vaccination distribution opportunity over the group that we now know caused so many problems and mishaps.

Well, she’s in the news yet again doing what she does best: Taking the lead.

This Friday she and the consortium have put together a 24-hour Clinic at the Liacouras center on the campus of Temple University. Starting at 12 noon February 19 Friday and ending at 12 noon, Saturday, February 20th.

No appointment is necessary and it is first come first serve. This writer recommends you get there early. So do not be surprised if there is a long line. —  The following ZIP Codes have been especially targeted.

19119, 19121, 19123, 19124, 19126, 19131, 19132, 19138, 19139, 19141, 19140, 19142, 19143, 19144, 19145, 19146, 19150, 19151 and 19153 —

These ZIP Codes have been prioritized because they’ve been unrepresented in vaccination distribution. If you live in one of these ZIP Codes the consortium suggest you attend. Its also a good idea to have proper ID for proof of zip code.

Having lived here all my life and having attended Temple University I would think Parking is going to be a problem. Especially after a snowstorm that’s supposed to hit Thursday. Public transportation will be running and it’s always an option.

Parking could be a crapshoot, but I could be wrong. It’s worth the minor inconvenience. My advice…be patient and be prepared to wait.  The good thing is that the community will be in good hands.  Dr. Stanford and her team have proven to be more than up to any task.

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