Free vaccination event targets Savannah’s Black community

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah’s Armor Up initiative is fighting an uphill battle to get more people in Chatham County vaccinated, especially in the Black community.

Just under 43% of the county’s Black population has had at least one vaccine dose. That’s the lowest of any of the county’s racial groups.

“Our mission is to educate, elevate, organize and mobilize our communities,” said Armor Up organizer Shemika Simmons.

Simmons, in partnership with the group Black Voters Matter, is taking Armor Up to each aldermanic district in Savannah, giving free vaccine shots to local families.

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