Equity in Adult Vaccination
In 2020, CDC launched the Partnering for Vaccine Equity program focused on increasing equity in adult immunization. The program provides over $156 million in funding and support to national, state, local, and community-level partners, who are prioritizing equity in vaccination access and uptake for those groups that experience disparities in immunization – including racial and ethnic minority groups, individuals living with disabilities, rural communities, older adults, individuals with chronic conditions, and more.
The program aims to increase vaccine equity, currently among adults* belonging to racial and ethnic minority groups, by partnering with national, state, local, and community organizations who are working on the ground to increase vaccine confidence and access in their communities.
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Through the Partnering for Vaccine Equity program and broader adult immunization efforts, CDC aims to improve equity in adult immunization across disproportionately affected populations, including racial and ethnic minority groups, through partnerships that drive community-level action.
Who We Are: Partner Network
Local Chapters, Affiliates, and Community-Based Organizations
and 50 states
What We’re Doing
3,640 messengers trained
1,189 in-person events
4,029 communications developed
Materials in 9 languages
77,845 vaccinated for COVID-19
Partners are focused on different activities, such as:
- Engaging trusted messengers who are promoting vaccine education and outreach through culturally and linguistically appropriate messaging
- Building bridges between communities and vaccination providers and opportunities
- Understanding and mitigating vaccine misinformation
- Understanding the effective strategies and interventions to increase vaccine confidence, access, and uptake in communities
In addition to funding, CDC provides learning and data technical assistance, and guidance and communications to partners to support their efforts.
While the program initially focused on urgent COVID-19 and flu vaccine disparities in racial and ethnic minority communities, it aims to build a national network of partners working to improve equity among disproportionately affected populations across all adult-recommended vaccines.
Data as of October 2021
To send questions or comments about the program, send an e-mail to email@example.com.