Powered by Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium and the Philadelphia Department of Health, Initiative Aims to Make the COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Communities with Low Vaccination Rates

WHAT:           iHeartMedia Philadelphia’s 105.3 WDAS FM and Power 99 FM will promote “Philly VAX Jawn” – a walk up, no appointment required Moderna COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinic. The event, which is made possible by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium and the Philadelphia Department of Health, aims to make the COVID-19 vaccine accessible to all communities.

105.3 WDAS FM and Power 99 FM on-air personalities will promote the event on-air and on social media encouraging the community to come on Saturday to get vaccinated. The highly respected Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will be on site to administer the vaccine and address any questions or concerns for the community.

WHO:             The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Health and 105.3 media support from WDAS FM and Power 99 FM.

WHEN:           Saturday, April 25, 2021

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:         The Dell Music Center

2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19132

QUOTE:         “According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the 16 zip codes with the lowest vaccination rates in the city have predominantly residents of color,” Derek Corbett, SVP of Programming for iHeartMedia Philadelphia. “Those least vaccinated zip codes also tend to be among those that have suffered highest case rates, hospitalizations and deaths. “Philly VAX Jawn” aims to provide easy access to the vaccine, as well as provide reliable information about vaccines and how to get them.”

CONTACT:    For interviews or additional information, please contact:

                        Loraine Ballard Morrill – [email protected] (610-784-5255)

     On site: Stacey Thomas [email protected] 267-255-9157  


*The event will follow COVID-19 safety guidelines for outdoor events. BDC will schedule second doses of the vaccine.