McDonald’s continues to strengthen its commitment to the communities they serve by offering popup COVID-19 vaccination clinics at select locations throughout the state of California from now through July 30. The full list of participating locations can be found on camcdevents.com.
With over 70 owner-operators volunteering their locations for the popup sites, they have been successful in vaccinating crew members, their families and the community at-large.
On June 27, McDonald’s locations owned by Nicole Enearu and Kerri Harper-Howie, in Carson and Compton, hosted popup events offering both Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccinations to the community free of charge due to the partnership between McDonald’s and the Department of Public Health.
“We have a great relationship with McDonalds’s and for us as African-American female owners, operating in communities of color, we thought our locations would be ideal for reaching those hardest hit by the pandemic,” said Enearu.
The women were particularly motivated to offer access to the vaccine understanding the devastation it caused communities of color, along with the hesitancy many have to take it.
“I understand the perception of vaccine hesitancy, but also the bigger issues of access to internet and transportation, so we wanted to reach communities who have a hard time accessing these resources,” said Harper-Howie.
Their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed, as Enearu and Harper-Howie have been consistent in providing support for the communities where they operate, including in the city of Carson.
“Nicole and Kerri always have a vested interest in the community and this popup site represents their continued passion and partnership with the city of Carson,” said Carson City Councilman Jawane Hilton.
Those who attended June 27, and received the Pfizer vaccination, will have an opportunity to get their 2nd dose in three weeks at the same two locations: in Carson at 17455 S. Central Ave. and in Compton at 101 W. Compton Blvd.