Vaccine Ambassador Program and Job Description
Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Workforce
Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Human Resources, Health Equity.
Keywords: Hiring, Immunization, Job Descriptions, Persons Experiencing Homelessness.
Year Developed: 2021
Resource Type: Template
Primary Audience: Administrative Staff
Sponsored by: National Health Care for the Homeless Council
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
(See other resources developed by this organization).
Resource Summary: As communities embark on COVID-19 vaccine campaigns, they are confronting a long history of discrimination and negative interactions with medical services experienced by racial and ethnic minority groups and people experiencing homelessness (PEH), which can contribute to mistrust and vaccine hesitancy. To build vaccine confidence, communities should consider hiring Vaccine Ambassadors to engage PEH and homeless service providers by facilitating two-way communication and disseminating accurate vaccine information. This document describes how.