Museums host vaccine clinics, handing out free day passes

Updated: May. 21, 2021 at 9:32 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - In an effort to combat COVID-19, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Cincinnati Museum Center will host vaccine clinics courtesy of TriHealth.

TriHealth will be administering free Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the Freedom Center from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, and at CMC from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires just a single shot. Walk-ins are welcome but people can register in advance by calling (513) 873-7124.

Dr. O’dell Owens will participate in both vaccine clinics, answering questions about the vaccine’s efficacy and effectiveness and emphasizing the importance of every person getting vaccinated.

“The path to beating COVID-19 is through vaccination,” Woodrow Keown, Jr., president & COO of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center,” said.

“There has been well-earned distrust in the Black and Brown communities around vaccines throughout our nation’s history but we stand by all COVID-19 vaccines and urge every member of our community to protect themselves, protect their families and protect their community by getting vaccinated,” Keown said.

To make the vaccine more accessible to the community, guests will not be required to pay admission to the museums to receive their vaccine on those dates.

As an added incentive, every guest who receives their vaccine at one of the two clinics will get one ticket for free admission for that day.

“We are grateful for TriHealth’s partnership in ending this deadly pandemic and we share their commitment to vaccinating our entire community against the threat of COVID-19,” Elizabeth Pierce, president & CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center and CEO of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, said.

“We’re proud to do our part by opening our facilities to TriHealth’s team and our community to make that happen,” Pierce said.

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