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“With more than 27 million cases in the country and COVID-19 death rates 2.8 times higher for Hispanics compared to non-Hispanic whites the coming weeks and months are critical to saving lives through vaccination. It is our sacred duty to those we have lost to COVID-19 to follow preventive practices and when we are eligible to get vaccinated,” said Jane L. Delgado, PhD, MS, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. This national network of community-based services will build on the work done by the Alliance since the beginning of COVID-19 to deliver trusted and science-based information on prevention and reduce barriers and increase Hispanic community access to vaccination. We are honored to be working with 18 leading community-based organizations in cities and rural communities to ensure that the promise of COVID-19 vaccination benefits all,” emphasized Dr. Delgado. In addition to national support through the Alliance’s Su Familia Helpline (1-866-783-2645) and bilingual information campaigns, the Alliance announced that the initial set of communities that will be served by the Vacunas Network are: (California) Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, San Ysidro, and Watsonville; (Colorado) Denver; (Florida) Miami and Orlando; (Georgia) Atlanta; (Illinois) Chicago; (Nebraska) Omaha; (New York) Bronx; (Pennsylvania) Kennett Square; (Texas) Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, and San Antonio; and, (Washington) Pasco. “We must each do our part and support each other. It is more important than ever that we all get vaccinated when we are eligible and continue to follow the three Ws— wear a mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands. Together we will respond and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and be a stronger and more connected community and nation,” concluded Dr. Delgado.
CDC Vaccine Schedules App
The CDC Vaccine Schedules app is a free tool for healthcare providers that provides up-to-date immunization schedules and footnotes for children, adolescents, and adults. It is optimized for mobile devices and allows users to easily identify the correct vaccine, dosage, and timing with just a few clicks. The app also includes a catch-up schedule and related vaccine resources. Any changes in the schedules will be updated through the app. It is a useful tool for healthcare providers who recommend or administer vaccines.
CDC’s Vaccine Assessment Tool
Find out which vaccines you may need as an adult with the CDC’s Vaccine Assessment Tool. This free tool recommends vaccines based on factors such as age, health conditions, and job. No personal information is retained by the CDC. The tool applies to adults 19 years and older. Discuss the recommended vaccines with your healthcare professional. To use the tool, visit the CDC’s Adult Vaccine Assessment Tool page.