There still is no cure for COVID-19, so getting vaccinated is important to help lessen the effects of the virus and to prevent infected people from getting hospitalized. As our communities open up, infection rates will rise and fall for many different reasons. Vaccination numbers and boosted vaccination numbers for multi-ethnic communities continue to be low, so AHANA interviewed members of Spokane’s multi-ethnic community to ask them their thoughts on getting vaccinated. Additional videos are being produced and will be posted as they are completed.
AHANA received a Department of Health contract to encourage vaccinations within the multi-ethnic communities and dispel miscommunication with content provided by the department. We developed 4 information documents on the vaccine as well as an influencer campaign as part of our work. Our COVID-19 Support Team asked businesses to distribute the 4 vaccine documents.
Vaccine Information (in English):
Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19
How the Vaccine Works
Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
Coronavirus Vaccine Development Overview
Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19 (Dari)
Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19 (Marshallese)
Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19 (Nepali)
Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19 (Pashto)
For a video series on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in BIPOC communities, please visit this link.