Vaccine Digest | Volume 2
– CDC Published Data Communicating COVID Risks
– Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
– On-site Vaccination Clinic Toolkit
– Become a Vaccine Advocate
Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Race/Ethnicity
The CDC has recently published data that has found people of color and ethnic communities to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Vaccination efforts in underrepresented communities are necessary and essential to health equity efforts. Click HERE to learn more about health equity initiatives that you can support.
Counties with Higher Levels of Social Vulnerability have been Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19
While vaccine accessibility/eligibility has increased, counties with higher levels of social vulnerability are still being impacted by COVID-19 at disproportionate rates. Outreach efforts, including expanding public health messaging tailored to local populations and increasing vaccination access, could help increase vaccination coverage in counties with high social vulnerability. Read more HERE.
What's The Media Saying?
Vaccine-hesitant Patient: “If I could do it all over again, I’d get it”
Families are mourning loved ones who died of coronavirus after being hesitant to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Read more about the harsh impacts of vaccine hesitancy by clicking HERE.
“Shame Does Not Change Minds”
Giving someone the space to have questions or voice their concerns is one of the main goals. “Shame does not change minds. It doesn’t push the conversation further. Instead it pushes the person away. And what happens often is that person will then find their silo of people who think like them and dig in deeper into the misinformation and buy into it”. Click HERE to read more.
Your Friend Doesn’t Want the Vaccine. What Do You Say?
The difference between people who eagerly want the Covid-19 vaccine and people who are hesitant is not as great as it may seem. Most vaccine holdouts are not anti-vaxxers or conspiracy theorists.
Before you demand that your loved ones get a shot, know that not all conversations are created equal. Research shows that many common persuasive styles — commanding, advising, lecturing and shaming — not only don’t work but also often backfire. Click HERE to learn the best way to communicate vaccine confidence.
Preparing for Your COVID-19 Vaccination
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick even after you have had COVID-19. Vaccination is an important tool to help us get back to normal. This information will help you prepare for your COVID-19 vaccination.
Learn more about the different types of COVID-19 vaccines and how they work:
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
- Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
- Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
Learn more about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccination, click HERE.
On-Site Vaccination Toolkit
This toolkit helps community groups, employers, and other host organizations work directly with vaccine providers to set up vaccination clinics in locations people know and trust. Made to Save highlighted the 5 main steps:
- Partner with a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider
- Define Roles and Responsibilities
- Pick a Date and a Location
- Begin Outreach to Your Community
- Host Your Clinic
Click HERE to view.
What Can You Do?
Become a Vaccine Advocate
AMHP is proud to join Made to Save and HHS as a partner organization in hosting a National Month of Action to get the word out about how people can get vaccinated. Join us as a Vaccine Advocate in this effort at an individual or organizational level. Click HERE to fill out an interest form to learn more about what you can do for your community’s health.
Why We Do It?
AMHP is excited to be a part of the National Month of Action. With all the despair that COVID-19 came with, there is finally a cure and preventative measure our community can take to leave COVID-19 in the past. Community efforts are essential to building vaccine confidence. Click HERE to read how one taco truck made all the difference in getting the Muslim community of Orange County vaccinated.
Rida Hamida holds a halal taco in one hand and a vaccination dose in the other at the Islamic Center of Santa Ana.
For further questions
please contact Yameen Saima, AMHP’s Vaccine Outreach Coordinator,