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.

Vaccine Stories:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


This content was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number CK20-2003). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.