Developing and Delivering a Comprehensive Vaccine COVID-19 Program: RapidVax
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Keywords

RapidVax, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccination, health disparities, vaccine hesitancy, vaccine intervention

How to Cite

Siminoff, L. A., VonNessen-Scanlin, S., Wu, H., Richardson, B., Kelly , P., Bauerle Bass, S., & Chansiri, karikarn. (2022). Developing and Delivering a Comprehensive Vaccine COVID-19 Program: RapidVax . CommonHealth, 3(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.15367/ch.v3i1.502

Abstract

RapidVax was developed in January 2021 to provide COVID-19 vaccination across Temple University’s College of Public Health (CPH). The scale-up phase of the project was an inter-professional effort to develop specific messaging about COVID-19 vaccination and delivered vaccination to communities in Philadelphia, esepcially vaccine-hesitant individuals and marginalized groups with limiteded access to health services. Emphasizing community engagement, evidenced-based message designs, and vaccine delivery, RapidVax has resulted in 1,542 individuals within the CPH and Temple, 2,685 of the general public vaccinated, of which approximately 74.9% were people of color and 16% were homeless (total doses given to date is 7,445). RapidVax, as an interprofessional collaboration between nursing, social work, pharmacy, and public health practitioners, is a promising model to deliver vaccination and decrease disparities.

https://doi.org/10.15367/ch.v3i1.502
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