Get Vaccinated for the Opportunity To Receive a Free Haircut or Beauty Treatment

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department is partnering with Luke Walker’s Barber and Beauty Care, 627 N. Fair Oaks Ave., and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority’s Eta Lambda Omega Chapter to provide COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will offered at no cost. People vaccinated at the clinic will receive a gift card for a future haircut or beauty service at Luke Walker’s valued at $25, while supplies last.

“The COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread, and anyone who is unvaccinated is at risk,” said Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, health officer and director of Pasadena Public Health Department. “Thanks to partners like Luke Walker’s Barber and Beauty Care and Alpha Kappa Alpha, we are meeting the community where they are, and making the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines convenient and accessible.”

Getting vaccinated remains the single best way to protect yourself and your family against COVID-19. Since July 1, 2021, the seven-day average number of Pasadena cases has increased by over 620%. As of yesterday, Pasadena is currently experiencing a seven-day average of 29.9 confirmed cases per day compared to 4.1 cases per day on July 1. Furthermore, the rate of COVID-19 cases over the last seven days among Pasadena Black/African-American residents is more than twice the rate observed for Latinx residents, and for other racial groups.

“At Luke Walker’s Barber and Beauty Care, we are here for our community and in doing our part to help diminish COVID-19 and ask everyone to get vaccinated,” said Patricia Walker, marketing manager.

“We are pleased to be able to support the partnership with local institutions like Luke Walker’s Barber and Beauty Care and the City of Pasadena to amplify the importance of vaccines and their availability from trusted sources in our community,” said Ashley Vickers, chapter president.

Everyone age 12 and older is eligible to receive the vaccine. For more information and to register for upcoming clinics, visit MyTurn.ca.gov or www.cityofpasadena.net/public-health/covid-19-vaccine/#vaccination-sites. People under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and masks are required for everyone over age 2. People should stay home if they are sick or have COVID-19.

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.

Event flier featuring young woman wearing face mask and getting vaccinated