I want people to be educated in their decision

Kiyona Garrett, Bronson employee and Community Vaccine Ambassador

Watch the video to hear Kiyona explain why she decided to be a vaccine ambassador.

Kiyona Garrett of Battle Creek is a healthcare compliance auditor at Bronson, and is also a community volunteer vaccine ambassador helping educate and encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

After working at a few Bronson vaccine clinics, Garrett wanted to do more to help get the word out, especially among the Black community. She organized a clinic at her church, and volunteered with the Battle Creek Community Foundation and Population Health Alliance of Calhoun County to help spread the word about Battle Creek’s Juneteenth vaccine clinic on Saturday, June 19 from 4-6 p.m.

Kiyona, along with Dr. Richard Van Enk, director of infection prevention and epidemiology at Bronson, will be on hand  as people gather at the end of Saturday’s Juneteenth Motorcade parade at Kellogg Community College. They will answer any questions community members may have about the vaccine. The vaccine is free and insurance is not required. No appointment is necessary, and participants may choose between the Pfizer (2-dose) or Johnson and Johnson (1-dose) vaccines.

The clinic is sponsored by Juneteenth Family Day-Battle Creek, Kellogg Community College, Population Health Alliance of Calhoun County Region, and Bronson.

Juneteenth Vaccine Clinic
Saturday, June 19
4-6 p.m.
Kellogg Community College
Miller Physical Education Bldg.
450 North Avenue

For the entire Juneteenth schedule of events in Battle Creek, visit facebook.com/battlecreekjuneteenth.