GET VACCINATED FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE A FREE HAIRCUT OR BEAUTY TREATMENT

 (Pasadena, CA.) - The Pasadena Public Health Department is partnering with Luke Walker’s Barber and Beauty Care, 627 North Fair Oaks Avenue, and Alpha Kapa Alpha Sorority’s Eta Lambda Omega Chapter to provide COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday, August 14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Vaccines will be offered at no cost, and the clinic will offer Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. People who receive the vaccine 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 the Pasadena Public Health Department. “Thanks to partners like Luke Walker’s Barber and Beauty and Alpha Kapa 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 7-day average number of Pasadena cases has increased by over 620%. As of yesterday, Pasadena is currently experiencing a 7-day average of 29.9 incident confirmed cases per day compared to 4.1 cases per day on July 1. Furthermore, the rate of COVID-19 cases over the last 7 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,” states 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.

People age 12 and older are 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 guardian, and masks are required for everyone over age 2. People who are sick should stay home.

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 City Service Center, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.

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