Jul 22, 2021 · 1 min read
Sierra Health Foundation, Community Nonprofits Team Up To Address Vaccine Inequity
Millions of people in the U.S have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. But data shows us that rural communities that were already facing health disparities long before the pandemic, now have new concerns about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine.
To address community concerns, provide a trusted source of information, and get more people vaccinated, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation — a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative partner — teamed up with nonprofits such as the Coalition Advocating for Pesticide Safety (CAPS) for a vaccine education campaign. CAPS, an organization that has been working with its Tulare County community for years, is on a mission to boost vaccination rates in Central California by knocking on doors and talking to people about the vaccines.
Watch the video to see how their hard work is paying off.