Pop-Up Vaccination & COVID Testing Clinics
The Health Collaborative connects with trusted community organizers and agencies to reach local communities identified as having low rates of vaccination and/or hot spots of COVID positivity.
Through our work with community, we recognize that limiting factors to receiving the vaccine consist of both vaccine hesitancy (attitudes & perceptions) and logistical barriers (transportation, lack of ID, language challenges). Both of these are deterring factors in key communities receiving the vaccine, particularly those who are undocumented residents, non-English speakers, and other individuals who are weary of the vaccine itself.
We have found that by providing an opportunity to channel information, resources and services through trusted partners, we can connect more people to resources by providing accurate and clear information, reducing fear, and supporting the registration/vaccination process. We rely on the wisdom of our Community Health Worker (CHW) and grassroots community partner network to inform communication approaches and engagement opportunities with clients when faced with roadblocks. We provide pop-up clinic coordination services at no-cost in Bexar, Bandera, Medina, Atascosa, Wilson, Guadalupe, Comal and Kendall counties.