Senior and Disabled Adult Vaccination Outreach and Clinics: A Collaborative Effort

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner

San Bernardino County, Calif., CA

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About the Program

Category: Human Services (Best in Category)

Year: 2022

Four main organs of San Bernardino County - the Department of Aging and Adult Services – Public Guardian (DAAS-PG), the Department of Public Health (DPH), the Office of Emergency Services (OES) and the County Administrative Office (CAO) collaborated to launch the Senior and Disabled Adult Vaccination Outreach and Clinics to ensure equitable distribution of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine to seniors and disabled adults in all regions of San Bernardino County, including underserved, rural and mountain communities. This initiative is responsible for deploying fully-equipped mobile transport van clinics and vaccine pop up clinics in core community buildings in each district, which increase senior and disabled adult access to vaccines and health information in an efficient and expedient manner. Based on the remarkable outcomes of this initiative and the substantive need in the community, this program continues to serve seniors and disabled adults, pairing with robust outreach to connect the vulnerable populations of senior and disabled adults with a full spectrum of resources.

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