Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake in Communities of Color

Promoting Vaccination Uptake in the Latinx/Latino(a)/Hispanic Communities

Black and Latinx/Latino(a)/Hispanic members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) came together to share an important message: The best way to bring our families and communities back together safely is to accept the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines and help ensure our family, friends, and neighbors are vaccinated as well. 

Hear these experts encourage both the Black and Latinx/Latino(a)/Hispanic communities across the nation to trust the science, research, and medicine these experts supported and conducted that led to the development of a safe and effective vaccine and the importance of protecting their loved ones.

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Get your COVID-19 vaccine today

Easily find vaccination sites that offer walk-ins and scheduled appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine in your zip code with

Users can select which vaccine they have a preference for: Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (age 18+), Pfizer-BioNTech (age 12+), or Moderna (age 18+) and get help in English, Spanish, and other languages.

Free services to access your vaccine

Need a free ride? You can also access free services from Lyft and Uber to get you to and from your vaccination! Schedule one for yourself or book one for a family member.

  • See details from Lyft here (Link in English only).
  • Call for details from Uber: (855) 921-0033 (Available in English and Spanish)

Stories from the Community

Hear individuals from across the United States tell the stories that inspired them to get a COVID-19 vaccine. For many, the change of heart came from their desires to protect their families, to protect their health, and to help society return to normal. 

Last updated: 9/25/21

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Information for the General Public: Please consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the latest updates on COVID-19 as well as tips for protecting your health.

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