The Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey (VNA) is leading this project, in which 200 or more vulnerable people in Freehold Borough will take the COVID-19 vaccine at community-based vaccination clinics. The Freehold Area Health Department is partnering in this work by serving as the vaccine point of dispensing (POD). The VNA is collaborating across the Neighborhood Connections to Health network of community and non-profit partners, including Casa Freehold, to 1) provide information about the vaccine in multiple languages; 2) identify immigrants, day laborers, domestic workers and other underserved communities and 3) establish temporary vaccination clinics. By taking the vaccine to community settings and administering it to members of a hard-to-reach population, this program could create a model for providing equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Through this work, the VNA and its partners are among the nonprofits and service providers that have come together as the New Jersey Vaccination Learning Network to share accomplishments and lessons learned with each other, with New Jersey Health Initiatives and the state, to benefit every eligible New Jersey resident who is interested in taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
Interim Executive Director, Neighborhood Connections to Health
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