Benton County Health Department’s director/administrator April Holland, MPH, CIC, recently shared good news about the county’s efforts to close vaccine equity gaps. What’s behind this success? As April shared, this indicates “the extremely important role” that school-based clinics have in reaching diverse populations.
With school back in session and school staff vaccination requirements, Benton County Health Services wanted to make sure they made COVID-19 vaccination convenient for students, families and people who work in schools. They reached out to Katrina Doughty, Regional Field Operations Coordinator for OHA’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Unit (CRRU), who supports vaccination efforts in their region and asked if they could collaborate on a mini tour of schools in the county.