11 May 2021
(New Orleans, LA) - Propeller and the City of New Orleans present One Shot, One Pound, a community vaccine event taking place at 4035 Washington Avenue on Thursday, May 13, from 4-7 pm featuring COVID-19 vaccines administered by the New Orleans Health Department (NOHD), free crawfish by The Original Cajun’s Seafood and more!
In partnership with the City of New Orleans, Councilmember Jay Banks of District B and Cajun’s Seafood, Propeller will give away one pound of crawfish to every attendee receiving a COVID vaccine from the event on May 13. NOHD will administer both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines on-site from 4- 7 pm.
Vaccination data from the Louisiana Department of Health shows that compared to the city’s average, far fewer individuals in the neighborhood around Washington and Broad have received a vaccine.
"Part of our mission at Propeller is to support and grow entrepreneurs to tackle social and environmental disparities, so we're excited to do our part as an organization to meet the needs of our community to help New Orleans reach herd immunity," said Propeller CEO Andrea Chen."
"Because this is an area with a lower vaccine rate, it’s important to be right here to answer questions residents might have, provide information, and encourage everyone to take the next step and get vaccinated," said Dr. Jennifer Avegno, Director of New Orleans Health Department. "As we watch closely for variants in other parts of the country and world, we’re in a race to protect our communities. We’re meeting residents where they are and encouraging everyone to get vaccinated and be in that number."
“Vaccines are vital for life returning back to normal. I want to thank Propeller for this innovative way of encouraging the community to keep each other safe by getting vaccinated,” stated Councilmember Jay H. Banks, District B.
Details about the event:
What: Vaccine Distribution
Who: Propeller, City of New Orleans & The Original Cajun’s Seafood
When: May 13, 2021, 4-7 PM
Where: 4035 Washington Avenue
Everyone is eligible to receive the vaccine, regardless of immigration status and whether or not you have health insurance. Vaccines are free, walkups are welcome, and no appointments are necessary; however, attendees must be 18 years or older to receive a vaccine at this event.