The Delta Variant of the COVID-19 virus is generating a spike in infection rates and deaths across many states, a trend that the Centers for Disease Control is calling a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” With one of the lowest vaccination rates nationwide, Georgia is especially vulnerable. That brings us to Albany Area Primary Health Care …
Vaccinating Hundreds in Denver’s Homeless Community
This multi-prong and high-touch vaccination strategy is proving to be very effective and getting hundreds of people who are homeless, or at-risk for homelessness, vaccinated.
Expanding the COVID Workforce Through Integration of Pharmacy Teams
Photo credit: Holyoke Health Center Pharmacy vaccinates Holyoke public school staff. Clinical pharmacists at community health centers were involved in immunization efforts long before the COVID-19 pandemic, making them well-positioned to become leaders in initiatives to comprehensively protect the public from COVID-19. In response to the pandemic and the emergency need to increase the COVID-19 …
How Health Centers Are Ensuring Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
While mass COVID-19 vaccination sites continue and vaccinations are being incorporated into routine or other clinic visits, health centers are reaching deep and wide into their communities to ensure they are equitably distributing vaccines. Laura Miller, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at the Community Health Center Network (CHCN), a nonprofit Medi-Cal managed care organization providing business …
How Dentists Can Aid Health Centers’ COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
Using dental providers and staff, who have been trained extensively to give injections both orally and subcutaneously, will help put more COVID-19 shots in arms.
A Progress Report on Health Centers and Vaccinations
Community Health Centers have administered more than 10 million vaccine doses and have increased the number of vaccines they initiate each week by almost five-fold from January 8 to May 7. As they begin the last mile of the vaccination campaign to end the pandemic, their efforts are now directed toward developing successful models to bring …
Lowell Community Health Center: Using Technology to Help Multilingual Patients Access COVID Vaccines
Lowell’s leadership team knew it needed to embrace, invest in, and better leverage technology to best serve its patient community, ensure health equity, and reduce stress and demands placed on staff over the past year.
Expanding Health Centers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Workforce: Dental Teams
Dentists and dental teams are being utilized to help administer COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 Vaccinations for Agricultural Workers: Clinicas del Camino Real
The COVID-19 vaccination outreach efforts of Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc., are informed by the health center’s deep understanding of the logistical challenges and cultural beliefs of the agricultural worker community it serves.
Trusted Community Partners Help Build Vaccine Confidence and Engage Communities
Community Health Centers are partnering with local organizations to broaden their reach for COVID-19 vaccination efforts.