Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc Supports National Council of Aging's Vaccination Vision
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. has a long-standing commitment to service and community engagement. As part of this commitment, the fraternity has undertaken a campaign to promote the accessibility of vaccines for senior citizens. This campaign is particularly important in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected older adults.
A Message from the NCOA President
President and CEO Ramsey Alwin speaks on the National Council of Aging and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc Partnership.
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The National Council of Aging (NCOA) is a non-profit organization committed to ensuring that seniors have the resources to live their best lives.
Iota Phi Theta is a historically African American fraternity founded on September 19, 1963, at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. It was established with the aim of promoting leadership, scholarship, citizenship, and culture among its members. Iota Phi Theta is notable for its commitment to social action and community service, which reflects its core principles of "Building a Tradition, Not Resting Upon One!"
NCOA received a $50 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living to implement a nationwide campaign to ensure older adults and people with disabilities get the latest COVID and flu vaccines.
Iota Phi Theta Recipient of NCOA Grant
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. has been awarded a grant by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) for their COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine Uptake Initiative. The program is supported with funding from the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is a highly contagious virus that has led to a global pandemic. It spread rapidly after being first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. COVID-19 is primarily spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes. Symptoms of COVID-19 range from mild to severe and can include fever, cough, fatigue, muscle aches, and difficulty breathing. Vaccines have been developed and approved for emergency use to help control the spread of the virus and reduce the number of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious viral infection that affects the respiratory system. The flu can cause a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe, and can sometimes lead to complications such as pneumonia. The flu is most commonly spread through contact with respiratory secretions, such as when an infected person sneezes or coughs.
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