NYC Unity Project Leads LGBTQ Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine

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The New York City Unity Project, a city-based LGBTQ youth workforce program, led a virtual LGBTQ town hall to discuss broadening access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

During the hour-long Zoom meeting on April 30, health experts at the Department of Health and New York Health and Hospitals broached everything from COVID-19 myths to attendees’ fears about facing discrimination at vaccine sites. As the Unity Project resumes operations after halting the program due to the pandemic, public health experts underscored the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine for the LGBTQ community.

“With all the folks vaccinated so far in the country and New York City, we are helping the spread to go down and preventing hospitalizations,” Julian L. Watkins, a senior clinical advisor at the Department of Health, said during the virtual meeting.

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