Outreach part of a nationwide program to address vaccine hesitancy
The Erie County Department of Health is coordinating a “Shots at the Shop” COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Bougie Nail Boutique from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.
“Shots at the Shop” is a White House-backed effort from the University of Maryland’s Maryland Center for Health Equity, the Black Coalition Against COVID, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the beauty and personal care brand SheaMoisture. ECDOH noted, “Black-owned barbershops and hair salons were selected nationwide to promote informed decision-making as a means to increase COVID-19 vaccinations.”
Participants attend a four-hour online rapid response training program: “From Vaccine Hesitancy to Vaccine Confidence”; offer COVID-19 vaccine materials in their shops; and hold on-site vaccine clinics with local health departments.
“This event follows our other, creatively styled, vaccine clinics from earlier this year, such as the ‘Shot and a Chaser’ incentives, and prom-themed clinics for middle- and high-school students,” Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein said. “We want to thank Kathleen Dent of Bougie Nail Boutique for reaching out through NACCHO and the ‘Shots at the Shop’ initiative. Our department is looking forward to planning similar vaccine clinics with local barber shops and hair salons that are part of this program.”
Pfizer and Moderna (first, second, third and booster doses) will be offered for ages 12 and older.
√ NACCHO “Shots at the Shop”: https://www.naccho.org/programs/our-covid-19-response/shotsinshops
√ ECDOH, COVID-19 vaccine information and clinic schedule: http://www.erie.gov/vax
√ ECDOH, COVID-19 information line: 716-858-2929 – foreign language interpretation available
√ ECDOH, COVID-19 weekly data updates: https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=covid-19-media-data
√ New York State Department of Health, COVID-19 boosters: http://ny.gov/boosters