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Black Church's 'Street Team' Encourages Connecticut Residents to Get Vaccinated

Morning Edition

01:59 min | 10 months ago

Black Church's 'Street Team' Encourages Connecticut Residents to Get Vaccinated

"Connecticut, a historically black churches, sending teenagers door to door over the summer to encourage residents to get the covid vaccine. Connecticut has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country. But it is a very different story in the town of Waterbury. Here's Ali Oshinsky from Connecticut Public radio. Police. Taylor is hitting 10,000 steps a day. A lot of them on hills and up to front doors to ask crime, ma'am, Are you interested in taking the Covid 19 vaccine? This person already got hurt. Oh, great. So I think we left the information Flyer. Yeah, right at your door. So if you do know anyone who's not vaccinated you can share with them. Thank you. Taylor is 15 and she's part of the Grace Baptist Church Street team. Every weekday morning, she and seven other teens pair up and walk around Waterbury, knocking on doors to have conversations like that one. I'll try to do you know my little bit what we do have people back at the church that will, you know, walk them through. There were ease. The process starts with the street team. Residents get a knock and a flyer. The teens were trained to ask a few questions and take down a phone number. If there's interest someone from a phone bank can call later to arrange an in home shot or transportation to a vaccine clinic. Grace Baptist pays the teens $15 an hour with funds from a state vaccine equity program. The pastor Christopher Reese, says this church is trying to make it as easy as possible for Waterbury residents to get their shot. Especially in black communities. My church, I think, is maybe 90% vaccinated. Why? Because their leader, their pastor has been pushing it now races trying to be that leader beyond his congregation. Connecticut ranks near the top for the percentage of residents that are fully vaccinated. But Waterbury lags behind the numbers are especially low among the city's black residents. Just around a third are fully immunized.

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"christopher reese" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"christopher reese" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Who's going to lead today our cousin from Wellesley yeah I'm preoccupied will be the captain correct answers are worth ten points or whatever fraction thereof deemed appropriate we always advise new listeners to grab a pen and paper let's begin the round of odd man out great thanks to Christopher Reese of Lexington Kentucky for his contributions and to Kim chalupa of Houston Texas for urging us by putting me me me all the way down the bottom of the email which of the following does not belong in the list five points for the correct answer five more for telling me why Caroline lamb you will benefit Lemuel Samuel Beckett Samuel Beckett Robert cob COB B. Robert Cobb Richard foster F. O. S. T. E. R. Richard foster and finally Sweden's king Oscar the second we we then Oskar the second Lemuel Benedict Samuel Beckett Robert club Richard foster and Sweden's king Oscar the second okay I think Samuel Beckett is the odd man out now why would you think that it's just a wild guess you're right you're right well you.

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