ACT AS ONE
Ili mai le foafoa mo le tui puipui o le COVID-19 Amerika Samoa.
A call to action for COVID-19 vaccination in American Samoa.
To increase COVID-19 vaccinations by 25% for those under 40-years-old in American Samoa. This will be accomplished by utilizing current partnerships, implementing a county-based community outreach worker program that increases access, and a territorial wide social marketing campaign to enhance informed decision making.
Collect evidence to support EBI (evidence based interventions) implementation by conducting surveys and identify potential barriers of vaccination hesitancy.
Community Outreach Workers will provide COVID-19 vaccination education, answer residents’ questions, and recruit them to the vaccination clinic or next mobile vaccination location.
Social Support Navigators will provide transportation to and from vaccination sites, assistance with obtaining required medical identification, scheduling in-home vaccination for the elderly and disabled, providing face masks, and coordinating vaccination with the client’s other hospital appointments such as dialysis.