Religion News Service: Health care organizations find success with faith-based allies in vaccine distribution
April 23, 2021
Thank you Religion News Service and Adelle M. Banks for highlighting the work that Neighborhood Health is doing to partner with faith leaders in Northern VA to increase access to vaccine.
One of the keys to getting people in the door to get vaccinated has been enlisting local faith leaders, Khan said. He has reached out to clergy in Fairfax and Arlington counties and marveled at their response. Some religious leaders have opened their houses of worship as additional clinics for COVID-19 vaccinations or acted as go-betweens, referring people who have had limited opportunities to get COVID-19 shots in their arms.
“When a lot of people who’ve gotten vaccinated received a call from someone in their church, it was a powerful endorsement of the vaccination effort,” Khan said.
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