Block Party brings COVID-19 vaccines, hair cuts, and tacos to Cooper Court

Over 60 people visited Interfaith Sanctuary last week to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at two separate clinics. Friday’s clinic behind the shelter featured free hair cuts, tacos, and gift cards for anyone that got a vaccine or booster.

“It feels so good to be able to bring the community back together, support, and celebrate with each other now that we’re vaccinated. These types of events ensure quality of access and create lighthearted conversation that encourages people to do the right thing. Plus, there were tacos,” said Interfaith Sanctuary executive director Jodi Peterson-Stigers.

On Thursday night, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI) vaccinated 31 guests. The Saint Alphonsus Mobile Clinic staff vaccinated another 32 community members on Friday. This is in addition to the 28 guests that Saint Alphonsus vaccinated at our vaccine block party in October.

CATCH helped organized all three clinics to ensure that all members of our community stay healhy and safe. Thank you to all the other organizations that worked with us, including the Idaho Harm Reduction Project and Healthwise. The Micron Foundation generously donated funding for food and gift cards, and Del Taco brought its food truck to serve tacos.

The students at Boise Barber College gave 41 haircuts in three hours. This gentleman gave us permission to follow him through the process: