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Caring for Colorado grant supports vaccine equity

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people experiencing homelessness have faced a unique set of challenges in protecting themselves, as they are often at a higher risk for getting severe illness due to underlying health risks. They also face barriers to meeting social distancing guidelines within shelter settings, as well as challenges to accessing testing and medical treatment when needed.

In partnership with Homeward Alliance, the Health District received $19,850 from the Caring for Colorado Foundation to promote COVID-19 vaccine equity in our community.

As a state designated COVID-19 vaccination provider, the Health District staff partnered with Homeward Alliance to enhance vaccine access for the unhoused and people experiencing low incomes and at risk for housing instability.

Funding will support outreach and education on COVID-19 vaccinations to reduce vaccine hesitancy and will increase vaccine access by addressing the barriers individuals face in receiving their vaccinations.

Health District staff at vaccine clinic