Mount Vernon health officials hope Run-D.M.C. video will help residents get vaccinated
There's a push to get more Westchester residents vaccinated with the help of some famous faces.
Health officials in Mount Vernon say that by using the power of music, they are hoping a Run-D.M.C. rap video is "in tune" with getting more residents vaccinated.
The video is just one way Judith Watson, the CEO of the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, says she is getting the word out that the vaccine is safe - especially in a community that has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and one that has had a longstanding distrust toward medical science.
Mount Vernon's mayor has been working with Watson to also spread the word on vaccine availability – and she says hesitancy has been subsiding.
Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard says in addition to the pop-up vaccine sites around Mount Vernon, the mass vaccination site at the Armory in Yonkers that gives Yonkers and Mount Vernon residents priority will be changing come this Wednesday – when appointments will open up to all residents in Westchester County.