COVID-19 Vaccine Community Features
Updated April 16, 2021
As the COVID-19 vaccination program is implemented across the United States, jurisdictions and organizations confront this historic and challenging undertaking, tailoring programs to their population’s needs. Learn about their unique approaches to distributing the COVID-19 vaccine and educating their populations.
Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers (SJFMC), a federally qualified community health center, has tested almost 20,500 people for COVID-19 and vaccinated nearly 11,000 and counting. SJFMC provides on-site vaccinations and community outreach to serve populations at a higher risk of dying from COVID-19 due to pre-existing conditions, economic and environmental factors.More about Southern New Jersey's Approach
As vaccines began to move toward authorization at the end of 2020, the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDH) asked for technical assistance to plan a vaccination campaign. Five people from the CDC office in San Juan were given the immense task of getting vaccines into people’s arms to help stop the pandemic.More about Vaccinating People in Puerto Rico
When COVID-19 hit Southwest Kansas in spring of 2020, there was little information on COVID-19 available in languages apart from English. Essential workers from refugee communities turned to their neighbors, who are also healthcare providers, for answers in their own languages.More about Kansas Refugee Communities
The African American faith community in Baltimore has been integral to educating the public about the risks posed by flu and the importance of vaccination. This work now provides immunization partners with lessons learned for the COVID-19 vaccination program.More about Baltimore's Faith Community
To connect with residents of long term care facilities and their families, the Connecticut Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) partnered with colleagues from other state government agencies to hold weekly Facebook Live events.More about Connecticut LTCOP