Grassroots Connections are Key to CDC’s Vaccine Equity Efforts in the Peach State
November 7, 2022
Posted In: Reinforce and expand partnerships
Early Impact or Lessons Learned
Public health officials administered more than 4,200 doses of the mpox vaccine at events leading up to and during ABP events. Nearly 50% of vaccine recipients were Black, and 8% were Hispanic or Latino. GA DPH’s collaboration with ABP organizers, local health departments, and community-based organizations was critical to the success of this event, as they served as trusted sources to directly engage with and encourage attendees to get vaccinated in a convenient location. CDC and the GA DPH have plans for additional vaccine events so that people who were vaccinated for mpox before and during ABP will be able to receive their second doses and complete the series.