As the City of Philadelphia continues to roll out vaccines to older adults and other priority populations, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will hold a virtual town hall for all older Philadelphians who may have questions. PCA’s Community Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine Information will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 24 from 2:30 to 4pm. This town hall is open to all members of the public and is free to register. 

“We know many older Philadelphians have questions,” Najja Orr, president and CEO of PCA said. “Our goal for this community town hall is to provide an open space for city and local community-based experts to come together in one place and provide older Philadelphians with the latest and most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.”

PCA’s Community Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine Information will be split into two panels. The first panel will consist of a presentation and overview of the approved COVID-19 vaccines by Julianne Burns, MD, MSCE and Nicole Spector, MSN, CRNP of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Division of Disease Control, COVID Immunization Program. The second panel will be set up in question-and-answer format with Orr serving as the moderator and will also include the following healthcare professionals and representatives from community-based organizations:

· Sandra E Brooks, MD, MBA - Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Center City Division 

· Rev. Kenneth C. DuPree - representative from PCA’s Clergy & Interfaith Council

· Wanda Mitchell - PCA Director of Community Engagement 

· Angela Foreshaw-Rouse - State Operations and Community Outreach Manager

· for AARP Pennsylvania

To register, visit pcaCares.org/TownHall. For more information about PCA’s Community Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine Information or how PCA programs can assist older adults, please call the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040.

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is the first place for older Philadelphians, and adults with disabilities, to turn for information and services to help maintain or improve the quality of their lives. Established in 1973, PCA is a private, nonprofit, nationally recognized Area Agency on Aging. One of the region’s largest nonprofit organizations, PCA contracts with more than 200 community organizations to deliver services aimed at helping older Philadelphians and adults with disabilities achieve their maximum levels of health, independence and productivity. Through its work, PCA touches the lives of more than 140,000 individuals each year. PCA is funded primarily through federal and state sources. For information on PCA’s services and programs, call the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040 or visit pcaCares.org.

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