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VVaccination effort aims to reach Metro Detroit LGBTQ community, allies

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Grosse Pointe Farms – Two Metro Detroit churches and a community health center join forces in COVID-19 vaccination aimed at members of the LGBTQ community, their family and friends.

The appointment-only service is offered at the Grosse Pointe Congregational Church in cooperation with the United Church of Christ from Whosoever Ministry and the Detroit Community Health Connection.

Rev. Selma Massey, pastor of the Whosoever ministry, said the vaccination campaign was an attempt to reach an underserved, often neglected population.

Christopher Laster of Detroit Community Health Connections gives LGBTQ community member Zaneta James the first shot of COVID-19 Moderna vaccination at Grosse Pointe Congregational Church in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan on March 18, 2021.

Health Connection staff administered doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during the clinic’s first session on Thursday at the Grosse Pointe Congregational.

The clinic continues next week. To request an appointment, send an email to [email protected] or [email protected]

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