Why do some people think that the federal government is going door-to-door to force people to get vaccinated in the latest COVID vaccination campaign?
The usual suspects…
Myths About a Door-to-Door COVID Vaccination Campaign?
So what is the door-to-door COVID vaccination program really about?
“Inform, don’t convince. Your job is to equip the person at the door with the information/resources they need to make an informed decision about their health. You are not trying to convince anyone to do something they don’t want to do.”Community Health Ambassador Outreach Door Knocking Project to Increase COVID Vaccine Acceptance
As you likely suspected, it is not about forced vaccinations.
Rather, it is an education program to help combat all of the misinformation about COVID vaccinations that has kept many people from getting vaccinated and protected.
“…targeted, community-by-community, door-to-door outreach to get remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring they have the information they need on how both safe and accessible the vaccine is.”Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, July 6, 2021
The volunteers who are going door-to-door to talk about COVID vaccines are targeting communities with low vaccination rates.
“…the failure to provide accurate public health information, including the efficacy of vaccines and the accessibility of them to people across the country, including South Carolina, is literally killing people, so maybe they should consider that. But I would say that what this is and what is — it is not — this is not federal employees going door to door.
This is grassroots volunteers, this is members of the clergy, these are volunteers who believe that people across the country, especially in low-vaccinated areas, should have accurate information, should have information about where they can get vaccinated, where they can save their own lives and their neighbors’ lives and their family members’ lives.”Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, July 9, 2021
They do not have lists with the addresses of people who are unvaccinated!
They aren’t federal workers vaccinating anyone.
As COVID cases one again surge thanks to the Delta variant and low vaccinated rates in many areas, the door-to-door COVID vaccination program will simply help to get more people information about COVID vaccines so that they don’t have to catch what is now a vaccine-preventable disease.
Become a COVID Vaccine Ambassador
Is it clear to everyone now that the door-to-door COVID vaccination program is just about getting accurate information to those who are still unvaccinated?
So how about supporting your community and being one of those people volunteering to go door-to-door to help folks get vaccinated and protected?
“Chicago community members can complete this course to be recognized as trusted messengers of COVID-19 vaccine education.”Free Vaccine Ambassador Course at Malcolm X College
Your county or state health department might have a COVID Vaccine Ambassador program that you can join.
Or look for other grassroots organizations in your area that are either working to build COVID vaccine confidence or are actually hosting COVID vaccination clinics and see how you can help!
At the very least, use your social media accounts to post accurate information, help combat COVID vaccine hesitancy, and push back and correct any misinformation your see about COVID and COVID vaccines.
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