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Still have questions about COVID-19 vaccine? Our community partners are here to help.

Do you have a plan for getting COVID-19 vaccine? Maybe you or others you know are waiting to get vaccinated until you get more information? We know how important it is to feel comfortable about the decision to get vaccinated. That’s why we’re working with community partners in your neighborhood to listen to your concerns and answer your questions. Because getting information from a trusted source is always a good idea.

It’s why you’re likely to see members from local groups and organizations out and about ready to share  information about COVID-19 vaccines,

You might see people going door-to-door in your neighborhood handing out flyers on upcoming vaccine events, or you could be invited to a listening session at your place of worship. Community groups of all kinds are coming together to educate people about the safety of vaccines. These local partners know getting everyone who is eligible vaccinated for COVID-19 is key to putting this pandemic in the history books.

Free, easy, no insurance or ID needed are words you’re likely to hear if you see these local groups passing out vaccine information: You may also be invited to stop by their locations to ask questions and learn in a one-on-one setting.

Community partners know vaccinating everyone is a team effort.

Our community partners are an extension of Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s outreach team. We provide training and give our partners the tools and funding they need to help people find a vaccine close to home. This is part of our racial equity effort and we focused on partners that work with communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

It helps to get information from those you trust. That’s why we’re enlisting the help of these trusted partners:

  • Asia Pacific Cultural Center.
  • Foundations for Multicultural Solutions.               
  • KP Partnership for a Healthy Community.
  • Latinx Unidos of the South Sound (LUSS).
  • Lorene’s Place II.                                                         
  • Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center.
  • PCAF—Pierce County Aids Foundation.
  • Praise Chapel Ministries.
  • St. John Church.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Council of Seattle/King County.
  • Tacoma Refugee Choir.                                     

Vaccines are safe.

Getting accurate information is  important. Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines spreads fast, but the truth is vaccines are extremely safe and effective at limiting the spread of COVID-19. They prevent serious illness and deaths related to the virus.

Vaccines pass the toughest safety measures in medicine. The process to approve and watch vaccines for safety has been around for decades. The COVID-19 vaccines go through the same process used to develop more common vaccines like the ones used for measles, mumps, pertussis (whooping cough), and the seasonal flu.

Let our community partners help you make an informed decision. They’ll also share  their own experiences of getting vaccine. Like you, they live and work in the community, and like you, they can’t wait to get us all back to pre-pandemic living.

Some of our community partners had their own questions before feeling comfortable enough to get the vaccine. Now, they’re ready to answer yours.

Stay informed. We encourage you to reach out to learn more: Follow and share trusted sources of accurate public health information. Our website is a great place to start: tpchd.org/coronavirus.

Find your dose.

Register for your vaccination today at tpchd.org/vaxtothefuture. Everyone 12 and older is eligible. You can also drop in at any clinic and get vaccinated without an appointment.

If you need a ride to an appointment or can’t easily leave your home, we can help! Call us at (253) 649-1412, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 7 days a week.

Your role to stop the spread of COVID-19 remains critical.

A nurse talks to a patient at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.