GARY- Gary Mayor Jerome Prince Wednesday again encouraged city residents to get any of the three available COVID-19 vaccinations to help Gary make strides in the fight against the pandemic.
Prince said in a news release that he received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine during a mass vaccination event at Calumet New Tech High School Sunday and that it was important to demonstrate the safety of the vaccine and to set an example of leadership in Gary. He also is calling on other city elected officials to get vaccinated.
In speaking to the community he acknowledged the medical horror stories decades ago in communities of color. He says that’s a legitimate concern but the COVID vaccine is safe.
He urged Gary residents to get vaccinated to move the city forward and to protect every one of it residents.
The vaccinations will be administered at the City of Gary Health Department building, 1145 W. 5th Ave., and at Holy Angels Cathedral gymnasium, on 7th Ave. and Polk