NRC Holds Webinar Addressing Hispanic/Latinos Communities and the COVID-19 Vaccine

On March 30th a second webinar, “Hispanic/Latino Communities and the COVID-19 Vaccine,” featured Berta Carbajal and Jessenia Melendez from the HOPE Network of Promotores, Maricopa County; Sandra Leal from SinfoniaRx. Antoinette Angulo from the University of Washington, was the moderator. Similar in format to the March 16th webinar, panelists shared best practices for engaging the Hispanic and Latino communities about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. “Our Promotores (Hispanic/Latino Community Health Workers) go to where the Hispanic/Latino communities feel safest such as faith based and community organizations to provide them with correct information and address the concerns the Hispanic/Latino community members may have,” said Berta Carbajal. “We are working with various community based organizations to set up a bilingual call center to provide information since many Hispanic/Latino community members do not have computer and internet access. We have to respectfully validate their fears, frustrations and confusion and be as patient and nonjudgemental as possible.”

In highlighting the voices of community members, we were able to open the door to valuable discussions and highlight many of the successful tools and methods developed in addressing some of the biggest challenges facing these communities in addressing COVID-19 and administering the vaccine.

Click here to view the webinar “Hispanic/Latino Communities and the COVID-19 Vaccine.”

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