Promoting Vaccine Equity in Kern County


a UAC volunteer at a vaccine clinic holding a sign in Spanish reading "Yo Ya Me Vacune"

PHI's Together Toward Health program provided support to United Against COVID-19 (UAC) in Kern County, to help promote vaccinations in the area's hard to reach Latino communities that have been among the most hard-hit by COVID in the state.

3K+ residents of Kern County who received COVID-19 vaccinations with support from United Against COVID-19

Following funding from Public Health Institute’s Together Toward Health initiative (TTH), the United Against COVID-19 (UAC) Coalition helped over 3,000 residents of Kern County’s hardest hit communities receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.

The UAC Coalition implemented door to door canvassing, outreach, and education to Kern County communities most impacted by COVID-19. The coalition also distributed PPE and provided a range of other services in a variety of languages with cultural respect.

Gladys Flores
The strength of our coalition is our ability to communicate effectively with the residents who are most threatened by this pandemic. We are trusted messengers who know these families, live in these communities and therefore understand their concerns and can get them the help they need to survive.

Gladys Flores, community organizer, Centro de Unidad Popular Benito Juarez (a member group of the UAC coalition)

Read more about Together Toward Health’s work with UAC in Kern County on the TTH website.

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