Increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates by collaborating to vaccinate the most vulnerable New Jerseyans
2021
Education & Training Inc./ New Labor
Active
Increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates by collaborating to vaccinate the most vulnerable New Jerseyans
Education & Training Inc./ New Labor
2021
Active
Grant Award Amount
$100,000

With a focus on Latino and Black low-wage workers in Lakewood, Lacey Township, Toms River, Brick and Jackson, New Labor is leading this initiative to connect vulnerable communities in Ocean County to 20,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Together with its base of worker leaders and organizers, and its network of local employers and mutual aid partners, the New Jersey Department of Health and the Rutgers Occupational Training and Education Consortium,  New Labor is working to make information about the vaccines more accessible. New Labor and its partners are collaborating with local employers to host informational sessions. In addition, New Labor is training community members to educate their coworkers and neighbors about the vaccine, and convening consejos, spaces for residents to hear directly from those who have taken the vaccine. The network of community partners are also providing information about vaccination events and launching a ride share program to help residents reach those events. Through its commitment to collaboration and partnership, this effort by New Labor could create a model for providing equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, particularly along the New Jersey Route 9 corridor in Ocean County.

New Labor and its partners are among the and providers that have come together as the New Jersey Vaccination Learning Network to share accomplishments and lessons learned from this work with each other, with New Jersey Health Initiatives and the state, to benefit every eligible New Jerseyan who is interested in taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

Project
Vaccine Equity in Ocean County
Grant Recipient
Key Contact

Louis Kimmel
Executive Director
(732) 246-2900

Topics
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