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The Department of Public Health (DPH) aims to provide clear and consistent information about the COVID-19 vaccine, build trust and confidence, dispel misinformation, and encourage vaccine uptake. Our efforts, and those of countless others across the Commonwealth are working, with more than 4.6 million residents now vaccinated against COVID-19.

Assisting in our efforts is the DPH Vaccine Ambassador Program, made up of public health professionals who attend community meetings upon request to share information and answer questions about the safety and development of the vaccine. Our Ambassadors share common questions and concerns back with DPH to inform vaccine communications efforts.  As of September 2021, 25 ambassadors are part of this program, speaking 12 languages.

In March, DPH Vaccine Ambassador, Rebekah Thomas, presented during a Facebook Live event with the Brazilian Women’s Group.

In March, DPH Vaccine Ambassador, Rebekah Thomas, presented during a Facebook Live event with the Brazilian Women’s Group.

Since February 2021, ambassadors have presented at 67 events with over 3,300 participants. They have collaborated with community- and faith-based organizations, public school systems, city government, and appeared on radio and public access TV shows. Ambassadors present information from a set of publicly available slides that providers, community groups, and others can use to host local meetings or forums about the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you’re interested in inviting a DPH Vaccine Ambassador to your community meeting, please complete this form. DPH will make every effort to fulfill requests and provide a public health professional to help dispel myths and encourage vaccination.

We thank our Vaccine Ambassadors for all they do! Learn more about the program at COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative: DPH Vaccine Ambassador program.

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Communications Director at the Department of Public Health

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