State officials push African-American community to get vaccinated in Ascension Parish

GONZALES – Hundreds came out Sunday afternoon for a community vaccination event at St. Paul Baptist Church in Gonzales.

The Louisiana Department of Health Secretary, Dr. Courtney Phillips came out to personally oversee the operation.

“We’re about 22% in terms of African Americans that have been vaccinated here in Louisiana. Of course, we want our vaccination rates to match our population, so we have some work to do. ” Dr. Phillips said.

African Americans make up more than 30…

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