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Nwude participating in COVID vaccine webinar today

by Special to the News-Times | February 26, 2021 at 8:30 p.m.

Christ Centered Ministries, based in Farmerville, Louisiana, will host a webinar this evening on the topic of COVID-19 vaccines.

“The Truths and Myths of the COVID-19 Vaccine” will begin at 6 p.m. and will be hosted on Facebook on the Christ Centered Ministries Farmerville page (@CCMFarmerville), and Zoom. The Zoom meeting ID is 88116508174 and the pass code is 566028.

The webinar will be hosted by Connie Singleton and a three-person panel will answer questions and provide information about the COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Ezinne Nwude, co-owner of Gold Cross Urgent Care and Gold Cross Family Clinic and chief of staff at Medical Center of South Arkansas, will be one of the panelists, along with Dr. Raycinia Ellison, of Gladstone, Missouri and Dr. Melissa Ann Walker, of San Antonio, Texas.

“We need to provide our communities with education about their health from sources they know and trust. I’m so proud to work with Christ Centered Ministries and these outstanding fellow physicians to make vaccine facts available. Open, factual health information will help save lives and improve the overall health of our community. We hope anyone with a concern or question about the COVID-19 vaccine will join us during this live presentation,” Nwude said.

The online event will be interactive and will cover questions including:

· Is it safe for me to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I would like to have a baby one day?

· Will I get COVID if I take the vaccine?

· Will I be injected with a microchip device?

· What If I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

· What can I do about underlying symptoms?

· Were COVID-19 vaccines developed using fetal tissue?

· Can I trust this vaccine is safe for me?

· Could an mRNA vaccine change my DNA?

· Does the shot hurt, and will it make me sick?

· Should children get the vaccine?

Board Certified in Family Medicine, Nwude has a Bachelor of Science degree from City University of New York – Brooklyn College, a Master of Public Health degree from California State University – Northridge and medical degree from American University of Antigua College of Medicine, where she graduated cum laude. She completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Fayetteville.

Dr. Ezinne Nwude

In addition to her role as MCSA Chief of Staff, she also serves as Medical Director for MCSA’s Hospitalist Program, Medical Director SHARE Interfaith Clinic and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine NYITCOM, Arkansas State University. She is passionate about public health education and specifically about metabolic syndrome and its coronavirus link.

Ellison is a Family Medicine Specialist. She graduated with honors from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Having more than 20 years of diverse experiences, especially in family medicine, Ellison is affiliated with many hospitals including North Kansas City Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, and cooperates with doctors and specialists in the Encompass Medical Group.

Dr. Raycinia Ellison

Walker is a family medicine physician and the owner and founder of Carol Clinic for Family-Centered Healthcare in San Antonio. Walker completed her residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, graduated from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her undergraduate work at Grambling State University, Ruston, Louisiana. After completing medical school and residency training, Walker returned to San Antonio to open the Carol Clinic, named in honor of her Mother.

Dr. Melissa Ann Walker

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