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Marcus Banks and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity encourage local Tuscaloosa residents to get COVID-19 vaccine

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Alabama defensive back Marcus Banks is looking to make a difference in the Tuscaloosa community ahead of fall camp.

Banks is working with the Alabama fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha as he and the group look to encourage local Tuscaloosa residents to receive their COVID-19 vaccination shots.

The versatile sophomore is part of the Kappa Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity incorporated. Touchdown Alabama has learned Banks and his fraternity brothers organized an event with Delta Phi Lambda Fraternity to urge others to get vaccinated.

Pictured below is Banks along with his fraternity brothers.

According to Alabama Public Health, the state has seen a total of 4,662,015 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine delivered to Alabama with a total of 3,227,578 doses administered to the public. reports that as of July 8, 40.4% of Alabama’s population has received the first dose of the vaccine which is the fourth lowest when compared to the rest of the United States. Only 33.1% of Alabama residents have received the second dose.

Everyone from ages 12 and older is currently eligible to receive the vaccine in the state of Alabama.

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