NASW Virginia Joins NASW’s “Month of Vaccination Action” to Help Minority Communities Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 As part of a new Month of Action to help Black, Latinx, and other communities of color boost COVID-19 vaccination rates, NASW is asking Virginia social workers and social work students to share and reinforce special digital messaging and tools.
The social media messaging and outreach is in English and Spanish, and the Virginia Chapter is posting these regularly throughout June on Facebook.
The effort supports the Biden Administration big push to attain a minimum 70% vaccination rate across the country by July 4. Virginia is expected to reach that level well before the holiday if vaccinations continue at the current pace. However, areas such as Jackson Ward are well below vaccination goals due to problems with transportation, child care accessibility, inability to take off work, a lack of technology to learn where vaccination sites are, and vaccine hesitancy or misunderstandings.