Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is working to organize pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Colorado at community-based organizations (CBOs) -- like local churches, non-profits or other organizations -- that primarily serve communities of color.
Communities of color and other structurally marginalized groups have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Colorado and across the US. These same communities are at higher risk of experiencing increased barriers to accessing the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, thus exacerbating this negative impact. This could be due to many factors, including poverty, inadequate health care resources, or a lack of trust in government or health systems that are providing the vaccine.
In order to reduce this inequity and increase access, there is a need to partner with trusted community-based organizations that serve vulnerable communities to conduct outreach and host clinics to provide the vaccine directly to those most at risk. Whenever possible, these clinics may be paired with or support referrals to existing wrap-around and daily needs resources.
For more information, view the program fact sheet.
If you are interested in hosting a pop-up clinic in your community please fill out the form below: