Coppin State administering 1,000 vaccine doses on Saturday

Posted at 11:32 AM, Apr 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-30 11:32:37-04

BALTIMORE, md. — Coppin State University is partnering with Safeway, the Divine 9 of the Baltimore Metro area and Baltimore City Health Department to administer vaccines on Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Their goal is to complete 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines. The event will take place in the Physical Education Complex rooms 108 and 109 on the CSU campus.

The Divine Nine, consisting of nine historically Black fraternities and sororities: Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Iota Phi Theta, is encouraging Black and brown people to get vaccinated at the event.

“With the Divine 9, Safeway, the Greater Baltimore Urban League, and the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) collaborating with us at Coppin State, this is the perfect example of community members working together to benefit our fellow neighbors,” said Dr. Tracey L. Murray, Dean and Professor of CSU’s College of Health Professions.

“Coppin State University has played an essential role in vaccinating Baltimore City residents since the very beginning of our local COVID-19 vaccination program,” said Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa. “Partnering with CSU, our clinical partner Safeway and trusted messengers within the Divine 9 is a clear recipe for success, as we work collaboratively to vaccinate as many Baltimore City residents as possible.”
Registration is preferred. There will be opportunities for walk up appointments as long as the supply is available.

Individuals who register for a May 1 vaccination appointment will receive the Moderna vaccine. Register here.