Increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates by collaborating to vaccinate New Jerseyans experiencing homelessness
2021
United Way of Greater Union County
Active
Increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates by collaborating to vaccinate New Jerseyans experiencing homelessness
United Way of Greater Union County
2021
Active
Grant Award Amount
$15,000

The United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) is leading this project, in which 400 people experiencing homelessness in Elizabeth, Roselle and Plainfield will take the COVID-19 vaccine at community-based vaccination clinics. Transportation to and from the sites will be provided as needed, and after-care kits will be distributed to aid a comfortable recovery from post-vaccination symptoms. The Union County Department of Human Services is partnering in this work by serving as the vaccine point of dispensing. Together with the Visiting Nurse Association and community-based organizations, UWGUC is working to identify these most vulnerable persons and establish temporary vaccination sites. By taking the vaccine to community settings and administering it to members of a hard-to-reach population, including families who are living in hotels and motels, this program could create a model for providing equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Project
COVID-19 Vaccination Initiative for Housing Insecure Populations in New Jersey
Grant Recipient
Key Contact

Juanita Vargas
Vice President of Programs and Operations
(908) 353-7171 x106

Topics
Counties Served
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Follow the latest news coverage regarding this work:

Vaccination Plan Launched for Homeless
Union News Daily. (2021, March 31).

Union County Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Plan to Reach 400 Homeless Individuals
TAPinto Plainfield. (2021, March 24).

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