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Historically African American Episcopal church serves as vaccination site

Historically African American Episcopal church serves as vaccination site

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (the Bronx) is serving as a vaccination site.

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, which is located in the Olinville section of the Bronx, is now serving as a vaccination site after the church lost 15 members of its congregation to coronavirus. Father Pierre Andre Duvert is relieved that the worst may now be behind them.

… Father Duvert says the community has been ravaged by the pandemic. It’s one reason he and church leaders are working hard to promote the vaccines and convince the skeptics.

“They are more willing, less hesitant to take the vaccines when it’s being provided at church” said Father Duvert. He says he was among the first to get the vaccine himself as an example to parishioners who have already suffered enough loss.

This, as the strain of the pandemic brings more families than ever to St. Luke’s food pantry. “We open around 7:30 in the morning on Wednesday for the pantry, by 9 p.m. on Tuesday, folks will start lining up” said Father Duvert.

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