More immunization education sessions are being scheduled by imams for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at Minnesota mosques in April and May. These immunization education sessions are part of the “Faith and Medicine” project which pairs a physician or resident with the imam at a mosque.
The format of each session includes introductory comments from the imam, then brief comments from the physician/resident on the importance of immunizations. We conclude with 60-90 minutes of questions and answers from the parents and elders attending, which has been the most productive part of each session. You are welcome to bring a friend or partner/spouse with you to observe the session. A Somali medical interpreter is at each session and possibly a Somali foreign-trained doctor at some of the sessions.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested/available to attend an upcoming 2-hour session. Mileage and expenses are available for physicians/residents who participate in these sessions.