Immunity is Community Health Fair

On April 1, 2023, two Allegheny College professors (Dr. Ishita Sinha Roy and Dr. Becky Dawson) and various community partners (Crawford Health Improvement Coalition, Meadville Rotary, Meadville Medical Center and its affiliates) hosted the “Immunity is Community” health fair.

The goal of this initiative was to address vaccine hesitancy in Crawford County. The event also included Meadville’s mayor, council members, the county commissioners, the Meadville YMCA, firefighters, police personnel, EMTs and school nurses. Under the guidance of Professors Dawson, Sinha Roy, & Doug Luman and in collaboration with illustrator Allison Crouch ’23 and writer Carson Messemer ’25, a comic book was designed, self-published and handed out for free during the event.