"DARKNESS CANNOT DRIVE OUT DARKNESS; ONLY LIGHT CAN DO THAT. HATE CANNOT DRIVE OUT HATE; ONLY LOVE CAN DO THAT" MLK JR
THE GREATER BALTIMORE CHAPTER includes Anne Arundel & Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford & Howard Counties
The Greater Baltimore Chapter (GBC) is one of National Action Network’s many chapters across the United States that meet and organize around local issues. The National Action Network Greater Baltimore Chapter (“NAN Baltimore”) kicked off its initial community service plan with a Rev. Martin Luther King, Day Celebration that announced NAN Baltimore’s support in addressing the three H’s affecting communities of color as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic: 1) Hunger; 2) Health; and 3) Homelessness. On MLK, Jr. Day, the organization partnered with the Food Rescue Baltimore and The Land of Kush restaurant in the Seton Hill neighborhood to hand out free produce and free face masks. As a combined effort to address nutritional needs and Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) in the city, NAN Baltimore coordinated with the A. Philip Randolph Institute and Women on The Move to share reusable masks donated by Northeast Maglev.
With goal of helping families during the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, NAN Baltimore’s volunteers was a positive and rewarding experience for all participants as they honored the legacy of Dr. King by helping others that day. Free face masks will be distributed in tandem with free food programs in Baltimore City and County through out this February. A “Pennies for the Homeless” campaign will be led by the organization to provide financial assistance for local homelessness programs responding to the needs of struggling families. More information about NAN Baltimore’s community service plan and its agenda to help with employment related concerns can be received by sending your questions to: (NAN.email@example.com.)
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Where can I get the vaccine? Your healthcare provider and the NBC News Plan Your Vaccine guide are good places to start. Public health agencies control allocation.
Where am I in the priority list? You can use a vaccine calculator to get a rough idea of where you stand. State and sometimes local public health authorities determine priority.
How many people are getting vaccinated? The Bloomberg tracker shows distribution progress. Actual vaccination is lagging behind production and distribution to states. There have been challenges with organizing distribution, and some eligible people have refused vaccination.
What about side effects? Many people will experience mild flu-like symptoms after getting the vaccine. This is normal and usually lasts a day or two. Serious allergic reactions are rare and easily treatable. Let your provider know if you have a history of allergic reactions to vaccinations. Ordinary allergies are not a problem.
Who shouldn’t be vaccinated? Your healthcare provider will tell you if you shouldn’t be vaccinated due to specific health conditions. There is not yet a vaccine approved for children under age 16.