JSU leading COVID-19 town hall Tuesday in statewide effort by universities, colleges to end vaccine hesitancy, save lives

(JACKSON, Miss) – Mississippi public health experts are raising the alarm about an overabundance of unused COVID-19 vaccines that is likely due to hesitancy, so Jackson State University is hosting a town hall at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, and has invited university and college students of every race, culture and demographic to address this critical issue.

Student leaders representing various schools will lead a forum with medical and mental health professionals in a quest to mitigate and stop the spread of the deadly disease and save lives. Panelists – armed with resources, information and support – will answer questions from Mississippi college students to try to zero in on the problem and offer solutions and support. 

What: JSU COVID-19 Town Hall: “Crushing Apathy, Distrust Over Vaccinations”

Who: Statewide university and college students; JSU President Thomas K. Hudson; JSU Provost Dr. Alisa Mosley; Dr. Thomas Dobbs, state health officer for Mississippi State Department of Health; Dr. Samuel Jones, director of the JSU Health Center; Clayton Whitehead, MPH, health communications specialist at the CDC Divison of HIV/AIDS Prevention; Shanice White, LPC.S, director of the JSU Latasha Norman Center for Counseling Services

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27

Where: @Facebook.com/JSUTV; @Facebook.com/jacksonstateu

Why: University and college students all over the state will aim to save lives by encouraging everyone in Mississippi to overcome hesitancy, get vaccinated and avoid the deadly COVID-19 virus.