By: KDKA-TV News Staff
JEFFERSON HILLS (KDKA) – Jefferson Hospital held a specialized COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday.READ MORE: Trump-Backed Candidate Bob Paduchik Tapped To Head Ohio Republican Party
The event was for minority patients age 75 and older that live near the hospital and met other requirements.
Studies have shown the hospitalization rate among minorities is nearly five times the rate of white people.READ MORE: Police Arrest Man Accused Of Shooting Neighbor In The Arm After Dispute
“This creates an opportunity for them to get their vaccine, to get restored to a place of health where they don’t get inflicted by COVID,” said Dr. Joy Peters, AHN’s Chief Nursing Officer.
“I’m glad to have it and I think everyone should get it if they have the opportunity,” said Dewayne Tucker, one of the people vaccinated.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Heavy Rainfall, Flood Watches And Warnings Issued
All appointments had been previously scheduled through AHN and they vaccinated between 250-300 patients.