Northwestern Mutual aims to bring COVID-19 vaccinations to Amani and Metcalfe Park residents
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- In an effort to close the racial disparity gap seen nationally in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, The Northwestern Mutual Foundation, in partnership with the City of Milwaukee, launched mobile vaccination sites for residents in the Amani and Metcalfe Park neighborhoods to help ensure equal distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine among Milwaukee’s Black residents.
The company announced the foundation would fund approximately 7,000 first and second doses of one of the approved vaccines to be distributed to black residents in the Amani and Metcalfe Park communities.
Northwestern Mutual and the City of Milwaukee determined the two neighborhoods as high-priority areas where residents have been strongly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Both the city and Northwestern Mutual hope this effort, alongside the help of convening leaders and organizations, will help educate and motivate local residents to register to receive the vaccine.
"Since the onset of the pandemic, the Black community has been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus," said Eric Christophersen, President, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. "We are committed to increasing equitable access to the vaccine and removing obstacles for those in underserved communities, moving Milwaukee forward toward growth and recovery."
The mobile vaccination clinics will be stationed at COA Youth & Family Centers (2320 W. Burleigh St.) and the Wisconsin Black Historical Society (2620 W. Center St.).
For more information of the vaccination sites and Northwestern Mutual's collaboration with the City of Milwaukee please click the link HERE