How can CBO/FBO support mobile / pop-up vaccination events?
Ideal activities to conduct 2 weeks before the vaccination event occurs:
Identify trusted messengers (groups and individuals) within your community to lead grassroot outreach efforts that aim to provide appointment assistance. (Activities like phone banking, peer-to-peer texting, and canvassing neighborhoods days in advance are best practices).
Work with the vaccine provider to create posters and flyers that advertise the clinic location, time, how to book (website link, phone, walk-in) and any in-language assistance offered.
Display posters and flyers in local trusted community places (schools, businesses, grocery stores, places of worship, etc.) and post online (social media, community organization email lists, etc.).
Reach out to local media (news, radio, print newspaper) to share the information and ask if they will distribute the information to their audiences.
Ideal activities to conduct the day of the vaccination event:
Conduct a day of push to remind people about the clinic. Consider doing text messages, phone calls, social media posts, and emails to reiterate today is the day!
Work with volunteer staff from the community willing to be at the clinics (onsite) during their operation. This encourages increased trust and allows for community members to ask questions about the process or seek informal (non-medical), in-language support. Day-of support may include:
- Greeting community members upon arrival
- Assisting with registration
- Helping route people to the next step in the process
Free materials with accurate information about the vaccine are available online in English, Spanish and 12 other languages: COVID Toolkit – Immunity