VacciNATION: inspiring stories on the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Vacci/NATION: inspiring stories on the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Here are the stories of how hospitals and health systems are vaccinating a nation through creativity, collaboration and compassion.

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COVID-19 6 Facts You Need to Know poster.

As kids head back to school, Children’s Mercy is sharing helpful information for parents and teens on COVID-19 vaccines, urging that everyone age six months and older get vaccinated. The info emphasizes the facts about COVID-19 vaccines, including how they were developed, how mRNA vaccines works and what to expect after receiving the vaccine.

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young black boy with bandaid on bicep giving thumbs up gesture.

While masks have been removed from most school supply lists this season, health care officials say new variants, such as BA.5, can spread quickly putting kids and families at risk.

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Dr. Sarah Bosslet

Riley Children’s Health is working to ensure that children, including those under age 5, get the COVID-19 vaccine, by hosting vaccine clinics across the Indianapolis area and ramping up access to the vaccine in pediatrician offices. The hospital also partnered with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to vaccinate hundreds of children.

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Baptist health poster shows black man with bandaid on bicep, holding sign that says For You. For Me. For Arkansas.

To encourage Arkansas residents of all ages to get the COVID-19 vaccine and booster, Baptist Health has set up vaccine clinics across the state at banks, churches, schools, shopping malls and more.

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Boston Red Sox baseball

Red Sox baseball players are among the Boston area community members who have recorded videos sharing why they got the COVID-19 vaccine. Posted on the Beth Israel Lahey Health website, the stories inspire others to get vaccinated and are part of the health system’s wide-ranging efforts to encourage COVID-19 vaccination.

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Woman holding book, framed in a picture with the title saying got my vaccine.

To encourage all New Yorkers to get a COVID-19 vaccine and booster, NYC Health + Hospitals is featuring stories and videos of people sharing why they got their shots, including 99-year-old New Yorker Lettice Graham.

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Kid with yellow helmet and a face mask raising both hands in the air outside

Children’s Hospital Colorado has kept families informed with up-to-date news, resources and expert clinical advice about COVID-19 and vaccines. The hospital recently partnered with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to administer COVID-19 vaccines to children between 6 months and 5 years at mobile clinics at the hospital’s campuses.

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Child being vaccinated against COVID-19 by a medical worker, both of them are wearing face masks

Seattle Children’s Hospital is taking a collaborative approach with parents to vaccinate young children against COVID-19.

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Doctor checking blood pressure of pregnant woman and both of them are wearing masks

The COVID-19 virus can be especially dangerous for women during pregnancy. Learn why pregnant people are more prone to serious infections and what they can do to protect themselves and their babies.

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Person holding posters with messages to mask up, get vaccinated, and get boosted

A virtual learning program helps people get “the right care, when they need it, close to home.”

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With mask restrictions lifting as a new omicron variant emerges, an Allina Health infectious disease expert takes to the airwaves, encouraging people to get a first or second COVID-19 vaccine booster.

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Experts from Duke Health explain how the COVID-19 vaccine is moving the nation toward endemicity.

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A lot could have gone wrong during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in West Virginia and yet the rural state has exceeded expectations.

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poster advertising radio program Al Cuidado de tu Salud shows Dr. Carlos R. Garcia, with text: Tema - COVID-19 - Conoce las vacunas y tratamientos mas comentados para el COVID-19. Lunes, 19 de Octubre, 8 pm

Puerto Rico governor applauds health care workers as the U.S. territory reaches a COVID-19 vaccine milestone.

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Little girl with braids wears a black teeshirt and a sticker on her forehead at a vaccination event.

Timely communications from leaders — bolstered by community vaccination events — are key to ChristianaCare’s COVID-19 vaccination confidence efforts.

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Poster shows health worker in mask and scrubs with text: We have come this far, let's not let this effort go to waste. Thank you.

Though 80% of Rhode Islanders are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — having received two doses — Care New England says it’s not enough until all eligible people are vaccinated and boosted.

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A team of health workers in PPE crowd around a patient, viewed through an inerior hospital room window

Hospital leaders say that while the omicron surge has declined, the death toll among children in Louisiana has risen to 21 in February.

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Poster image of health worker in mask and face shield looking down. text overlay: Better than Normal. betterthan.org

In this Advancing Health podcast, Jeffrey Flaks, CEO of Hartford HealthCare, and Rebecca Stewart, vice president of content strategy, discuss the health system’s efforts to connect with the community during the pandemic, build trust and get people vaccinated.

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YPoster: If you're in overall good health - a full vaccination and a booster remains the most effective way to protect yourself, and your community, from COVID-19. Recent studies confirm this fact.

As part of a national CDC study, Intermountain Healthcare research shows COVID-19 vaccine boosters are highly effectively in preventing hospitalization and death.

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Young boy wearing medical mask stands with arms biceps flexed in muscle pose, beneath UVM poster that reads: Proud to be Vaccinated

As the state with the highest percentage of its population vaccinated, Vermont continues to urge that children become vaccinated and everyone receive a booster.

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Nurse with head down to folded hands - Yes, we care about you. No, that's not always enough

Three leading Indiana health systems join forces to urge people in their communities to get the COVID-19 vaccine and do their part to fight COVID-19.

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Matt Umberger and Samaritan staff

After being hospitalized for COVID-19, an Oregon man describes his yearlong journey recovering from long-haul COVID, encouraging others to stay healthy and get vaccinated.

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Jackson Hinds poster for vaccination event in Vicksburg January 22, 2022

Findings suggest that access and other social barriers may be greater contributors to the gaps in vaccination rates.

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UH explains what women need to know about COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy.

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Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services chart depicting COVID-19 hospitalization rates by vaccination status in Nebraska, 2021

Omaha-based Nebraska Medicine shares stories about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, supported by analyses of 2021 COVID-19 statewide data.

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Health care leaders recognize that the COVID-19 omicron variant is different and underscore that vaccines work.

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Poster: Fact - Just because someone didn't die from COVID-19 doesnt mean they won't be impacted long-term or won't spread it to someone who will become severely ill or die. To learn more about the vaccine, visit: uchicagomedicine.org/covid-19

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge in Illinois, UChicago Medicine is educating communities about COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and breakthrough infections.

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Two women,one a UCHealth worker and the other an elderly patient, give double thumbs up to camera

UCHealth says it’s better prepared now than before to respond to the current surge in COVID-19 cases and address vaccine hesitancy.

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The chief medical officer at Johnston Health in North Carolina shares his family’s personal experiences fighting COVID-19 and urges others to get vaccinated and boosted.

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Sanford health graphic depicting COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU cases and ventilator cases broken down by number of vaccinated vs unvaccinated

Clinicians at Sanford Health in South Dakota are connecting with their community via digital platforms to address concerns about the COVID-19 omicron variant.

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Two researchers at Charleston, S.C.-based MUSC, who are studying COVID-19 variants, warn of a new surge in cases and urge people to get vaccinated or “boosted.”

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Sam Elgawly, M.D., director of clinical excellence and patient flow at Inova Health

National poll reveals 40% of parents said their health care provider has the biggest influence on their decision to vaccinate their kids.

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Daniel Caplivski, M.D., director of the Icahn School of Medicine Travel Medicine Program at Mount Sinai

The holiday season is a good motivator to become fully vaccinated, say clinicians at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, a state where the omicron variant has spread.

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Forrest General CMO Dr. Steven Farrell

Clinical leaders at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, are participating in a campaign urging community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Tufts health worker administers vaccine to seated patient

Growing concerns over the omicron COVID-19 variant ahead of holiday gatherings result in long lines at vaccine clinics in Massachusetts.

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UK HealthCare worker wearing scrubs and mask discusses her patients

One chapter in a UK HealthCare video series focuses on its NICU, PICU and labor and delivery teams, who are caring for the “sickest patients this hospital is seeing at times” and urging pregnant women to get vaccinated.

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Smiling woman stands holding a child on each hip

Golisano Children's Hospital is using logic and convenience to break down barriers and get shots into the arms of kids and their caregivers.

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Health worker listens to boy's heart

Officials at St. Patrick Hospital in Montana say as COVID-19 cases rose, patient ages dropped. Expanding vaccine eligibility to younger people came at the right time.

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APIC holiday COVID-19 and Flu prevention poster

Houlton Regional Hospital in Maine shared guidelines on safely hosting holiday get-togethers with friends and family and preventing COVID-19 and flu from spreading.

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Health worker administers vaccine to child of military family

COVID-19 Vaccines – Including Pediatric and Booster Doses - Shipped to Military and VA Hospitals and Clinics.

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Huntington Hospital worker administers vaccine to woman sitting in chair

As COVID-19 vaccine demand ebbed and flowed, Huntington Hospital managed a constant cycle of testing the vaccination process and adjusting on the fly.

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Poster lays out the 5 steps of motivational interviewing

Penn Medicine physician shares a successful technique for talking with people who are hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Texas Children's Hospital staff gathered in hall. Overlay: Our Shot for a Better Tomorrow

Pediatricians join the front lines of COVID-19 vaccination plans as eligibility expands to children 5 to 11 years old.

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Connecticut Children’s is sharing information to help parents prepare their children for the COVID-19 vaccine, once authorized for ages 5-11.

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Ad Council advertisement with farmer and two yung children in a field reads 'We did a good day's work, and we can face tomorrow.' - Matt Splitter

As deaths due to COVID-19 increase disproportionately in rural communities, farmers, ranchers and other rural residents are opening up about the hardships they’ve faced.

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Dr. Reggie Washington, RMHC Chief Medical Officer

The chief medical officer at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is publicly urging everyone eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to get it, and also sharing the best ways to protect children who cannot get the shot yet.

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The Texas hospital is making house calls to educate people about the vaccines and administers shots.

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Henry Ford staff wearing PPE

As of early October 2021, the health system reached a 99% vaccination rate among staff and more than 600,000 people were vaccinated throughout the region.

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Brigham spanish language announcement of a mobile vaccination clinic

New COVID-19 vaccine strategies to reach people still not vaccinated are under development.

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Edward J. Merrens, M.D., chief clinical officer at D-HH

Getting the COVID-19 and flu vaccines is safe and effective and may ease strain on hospital staff.

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SMH chart depicts current COVID-19 hospitalization and case rates in the SMH community

In Wyoming — where COVID-19 vaccination rates are low — Sheridan Memorial Hospital calls for more people to get vaccinated by sharing data on rising cases and hospitalizations, and the impact on resources.

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Robby Walker and Susan Walker

Florida man survives COVID-19 by receiving rare blood treatment and encourages others to get vaccinated.

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Jorge Garcia of Tampa General

Tampa General Hospital released a powerful video that captures health care workers’ fighting spirit while urging the community to “do your part” and get vaccinated.

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Sharp Chula Vista ER nurse Danny Plata

Front-line workers who share COVID-19 information and stories on social media are having a positive effect in the fight against the pandemic

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young female Rady Children's Hospital patient is adminstered vaccine by female health worker

Leaders of children’s hospitals applaud expanded vaccine eligibility among kids as an important step toward ending the pandemic.

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Cecilia and her mother

Colorado mom of a two-year old hospitalized for COVID-19 encourages people to get vaccinated “for our young children who can’t.”

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Alma Blancarte Mora, R.N.

Inspiring nurse joins COVID-19 task force and launches community vaccination team.

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Saline Health CEO says vaccine strategies must “start with the heart.”

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Idaho is under crisis standards of care statewide

As COVID-19 care demands “outstrip resources” at some Idaho hospitals, health care leaders came together to discuss how they are addressing the crisis and reiterate the solution: vaccination.

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Leon Haley Jr, M.D.

The untimely passing of a UF Health CEO has prompted people to get vaccinated in his honor.

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Rhea Boyd, M.D., M.P.H

Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Sutter Health pediatrician leads national conversation on getting the unvaccinated vaccinated

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Chart shows 17 vaccinated and 1 unvaccinated patients hospitalized with COVID-19, and 5 unvaccinated patients are on ventilators

Clinicians at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System in North Carolina held a COVID Care Vigil and talked frankly about the resurgence in COVID-19 hospitalizations: “This wave has broken our spirits.”

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UR Medicine health worker administers vaccine to patient

After vaccinating patients at discharge at one of its hospitals, University of Rochester Medicine deployed the process across its entire care network.

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Covington patient and COVID survivor Isaiah and his wife Abby

Hospitals are using first-person testimonies from COVID-19 survivors to emphasize the importance of vaccinations.

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Banner Health infographic chart shows R0 value for several viruses, including the original (R0=3) and Delta (R0=7) strains of COVID-19

Like many U.S. hospitals and health systems, Banner Health is mandating that all employees be fully vaccinated, sending a strong message to the communities it serves.

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Health care leaders plead for people to get vaccinated and mask up to slow one of the Tennessee’s biggest COVID-19 surges.

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Wolfson staff stand in front of a fountain outside Baptist Medical Center and Wolfson Children's Hospital

The children’s hospital arms educators and parents with critical COVID-19 information and encourages vaccinations.

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CentraCare health worker vaccinates adolescent boy

CentraCare is using multiple strategies to ensure communities with lower vaccination rates in central Minnesota get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Dr. Enrique Lopez is pictured in ppe at Phoebe north

A Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital physician, like many other clinicians, is making a personal plea to unvaccinated people, after witnessing new surges in COVID-19 cases.

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Female patient is vaccinated by a health worker in PPE

St. James Healthcare’s chief medical officer writes about how to stop the delta variant, as COVID-19 cases increase in Butte, Mont.

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Travis Campbell, Bristol patient

A patient at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Tennessee documented his hospitalization with COVID-19 on social media.

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Geisinger nurse informatician Jana Kass and her husband Dan Landesberg, an associate vice president at Geisinger, and their dogs in a pregnancy announcement photo

Geisinger’s approach to messaging is keeping its patients, communities and health care teams informed about COVID-19 vaccination.

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Guadalupe County Hospital, a 10-bed rural hospital, has prioritized vaccinating area residents, a population of many older adults and minorities, with excellent results.

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ProMedica shares key information on COVID-19 vaccination — including for young children — as the delta variant spreads in Ohio.

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Male Maine Health worker vaccinates a male patient at an outdoor vaccination event

MaineHealth plays a key role in leading a highly coordinated, state-wide vaccination campaign.

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Young girl at Lurie, wearing a mask, stands with hands on hips like a superhero

Comer Children’s Hospital and Lurie Children’s Hospital are listening to what parents have to say about the vaccines and addressing misinformation.

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CoxHealth workers in full PPE gather around a sick patient in the COVID-19 unit

Fighting an “avoidable surge” in COVID-19 cases, the CEO and care teams at CoxHealth share stats and stories to urge their Southwest Missouri community to get vaccinated.

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Female AdventHealth worker stands over female patient in wheelchair and administers vaccine

AdventHealth is ramping up plans to get more people vaccinated as new variants emerge.

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An expectant mother and doctor at Texas Children’s Hospital shares advice on the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy.

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Trinity Health is targeting marketing and communication efforts to encourage COVID-19 vaccine confidence and administer shots to minority populations.

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Dr. Austin Chiang of Jefferson Health

 A physician/chief medical social media officer at Jefferson Health posts TikTok videos to dispel myths about health care and the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Lifepoint staff stand holding #VaccineHero sign that says 'I Miss So Much. Get a COVID-19 Vaccine'

 LifePoint Health combines the best of large health system resources and grassroots efforts to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of individuals across its national network.

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Emmitt Smith and First Lady Jill Biden at Parkland event

Pro Football Hall of Fame player Emmitt Smith encourages teens to stand up for each other and get vaccinated.

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Sable Flames volunteer vaccinates man at community event

By partnering with community organizations to administer vaccines and “being vulnerable” while encouraging vaccine confidence, SSM Health is reaching more and more people who have not been vaccinated.

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Health worker vaccinates homebound patient

By partnering with the local fire and public health departments, Torrance Memorial Medical Center is vaccinating people who are homebound.

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Female patient at outdoor vaccination event is vaccinated by female Sutter health worker

Sutter Health and community partners are reaching out to areas in Northern California with high rates of COVID-19 cases and with residents who are hesitant to get the vaccine.

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Illustration of Hawaii Pacific Health Vax Squad bus

Using a tour bus converted into a mobile vaccination clinic, Hawaii Pacific Health is visiting schools and administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Tampa General Commendation Certificate from Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners

Tampa General Hospital joined one of the first COVID-19 vaccine pilot programs and also is the first hospital in Florida to offer monoclonal antibody treatment.

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Baptist Health pediatrician Janell Vinson, M.D., discusses why she got vaccinated in this video still

Baptist Health is sharing “why” videos on YouTube that feature community members and clinicians encouraging their friends, neighbors and patients to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Dolly Parton is vaccinated by Vanderbilt Health workers

Vanderbilt Health extends its vaccine partnerships to include Nashville royalty and businesses.

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Team of health workers stands in front of a table with the Luminis Health logo

Luminis Health is sending mobile vaccination teams to barbershops, churches and other neighborhood places to help boost COVID-19 vaccination rates.

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Effingham Health System is helping people make educated decisions about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

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By partnering with school districts and participating in a clinical trial, Henry Ford Health System is helping ensure the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children and getting more adolescents vaccinated.

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It takes leadership involvement, community partnerships and a can-do attitude to deploy and sustain a vaccination movement.

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In Atlanta, sporting events are back and helping to get people vaccinated. In addition, physicians are sharing their “my why” stories.

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The health system is taking extra steps to reassure special groups of people to get vaccinated.

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Boulder Community Health shares how it’s encouraging LGBTQ people to say yes to the vaccine.

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii responds to the lagging number of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders getting vaccinated.

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Spectrum Health is sharing “My Why” stories along with safety information to encourage everyone, including adolescents, to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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University Health in San Antonio is disseminating important information on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines — and sharing tips on how to talk with family and friends who are hesitant to get vaccinated.

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Patient Gabriela has received first does of vaccine

PeaceHealth says misinformation holds back many people from getting vaccinated in their communities, so it’s spreading the word about vaccination benefits among farming families.

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Patient stands in front of poster that says I Took My #BestShot

From sharing personal stories on social media to creating a “selfie station” at the health system’s COVID-19 vaccine center, the Baystate Health team is encouraging its community to get vaccinated.

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Black Female health worker gives shot to black male patient in this stock photo

Alabama nurse leads by example getting vaccinated and encouraging others in historic Tuskegee to do the same.

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Billboard at Smoothie King Center announced free walk-up vaccination during game

Ochsner Health is targeting minority groups and specific patient populations to address COVID-19 vaccine concerns, plus offering the vaccine for free at pro basketball games and local festivals.

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Health workers wearing masks stand around posterboard that reads '10000 vaccines given!!''

Southwest Health System is doing everything possible to make sure its community is vaccinated, including sending out a vaccine swat team to give COVID-19 shots to homebound people.

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AtlantiCare relies on efficient and effective collaboration and communication to vaccinate communities.

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Doctors play music for patients who've been vaccinated

Armed with his guitar, a physician has been entertaining people getting their shots at the Mary Washington Healthcare COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

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A team of doctors and scientists at UVA Health answers the public’s questions about deployment, efficacy and safety of all COVID-19 vaccines.

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two women, wearing masks, sit at a Johns Hopkins vaccination event behind a sign that says 'I got my COVID-19 vaccine'

Johns Hopkins Medicine combines smart strategies with effective partnerships for its vaccination efforts.

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NYC Health + Hospitals shows what it takes to get people vaccinated.

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By offering online content in English and Spanish, UT Southwestern is ensuring its community has the information to feel confident about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Atrium Health has worked with new partners to roll out mass vaccination events, roving units and smaller vaccination events to reduce barriers to access.

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Penn Medicine health worker adminsters vaccine dose to community member at mass vaccination event

Penn Medicine and Mercy Catholic Medical Center partner on a community-based collaborative to administer COVID-19 vaccines and leave no one behind.

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Manuel Gordillo, M.D.

In a video talk, an infectious disease specialist at Sarasota Memorial Health Care addresses seven COVID-19 vaccine myths.

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Clergy member receives vaccine dose from Rush health worker

Rush University Medical Center shows how leaning on faith and hope is an effective way to get shots in arms.

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UCLA Health worker administers vaccine dose to colleague

UCLA Health uses a risk stratification process to administer COVID-19 vaccines equitably, while reassuring people of vaccine safety.

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St. Dominic health worker administers vaccine dose to patient at church clinic

St. Dominic Hospital has seen a steady stream of people wanting the COVID-19 vaccines since their community churches began serving as vaccination sites.

 

 

 


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