Last week, the Ohio Department of Health partnered with the Human Services Chamber, the Health Collaborative, and other community partners to provide vaccination access to underserved and hard-to-reach residents. HSC was able to reserve over 500 appointments for eligible clients and staff of its member agencies to get the vaccine at the mass vaccination pop-up clinic held at the Cintas Center March 18-20.
Getting access to vaccines has been difficult for some residents who are most in need. Technological and transportation barriers, along with the time it takes to shop around for an open appointment, have resulted in lower vaccination rates of underserved residents, particularly Black residents.
HSC will continue to work closely with state and local health departments and other community partners to identify ways it can assist in promoting access and information about the vaccine.