Tonight: JSU’s COVID-19 Mitigation Town Hall will continue to unleash the truth to build confidence in vaccines

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Although about 42 percent of African Americans in Mississippi are now fully vaccinated, Jackson State University says more work still needs to be done. The College of Health Sciences and its CEPH-accredited School of Public Health are continuing their COVID-19 Mitigation efforts in hopes of encouraging the unmotivated to get vaccinated.

Medical professionals and university personnel will convene at 6:30 p.m. TONIGHT to discuss the continued risks and the devastation caused by COVID-19 and its variants. The toll remains alarming.

On Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 770 more cases, with 22 deaths and 42 ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities. 

What: COVID-19 Town Hall: Motivating the Unvaccinated With the Truth

Who: Dr. Alisa Mosley, JSU provost; Dr. Daniel Edney, chief medical officer, Mississippi State Department of Health; Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of American Public Health Association;

Dr. Justin Turner, CEO of TurnerCare; Dr. Samuel Jones, director of JSU Health Center;

moderator Dr. Elayne Hayes Anthony, chair of JSU’s Journalism and Media Studies.

When: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. TONIGHT (Tuesday, Oct. 19)


Why: JSU’s sixth COVID-19 Mitigation Town Hall, sponsored by the CDC Foundation, aims to further increase public engagement and build confidence in vaccines among those who continue to be hesitant, reluctant, distrusting and unmotivated about getting inoculated.

Note: “Funding for this project was made possible in part from the CDC Cooperative Agreement number 6 NU38OT000288-02-07, CFDA Number(s) 93.421, via a sub-award from the CDC Foundation.

The views expressed in written materials, media or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the CDC and the CDC Foundation; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices or organizations imply endorsement by the CDC Foundation or the U.S. Government.”