FAITH BASED VACCINATION RESOURCES
“We Do Not Get Herd Immunity Without Addressing Religious Identity.”
The 2021 PRRI-IFYC Religious Diversity and Vaccine Survey offers a deep dive into religious identity and how it relates to vaccine acceptance, hesitancy, and refusal. Religious leaders will find this VERY HELPFUL as it includes in-depth understanding of which groups are most resistant and why along with ideas of how religious leaders and religious communities can respond.
In case you missed the event, or if you would like to forward it to a friend, here is a link to the full report.
You may access a replay of the webinar via YouTube [here].
You may also download a PDF of the presentation slides [here].
Faith leaders and faith communities have a huge amount of power in shaping people's opinions about getting vaccinated.
Broad messaging has gone as far as it can – now is the time for congregation by congregation, person to person conversations. People's concerns are varied from worries about missing work to worries about vaccine safety -- the most effective messages will respond directly to each person's exact concern.
Some things that have proven effective that houses of faith can do to address vaccine hesitancy:
Holding a forum on vaccine safety
Faith leader(s) publicly getting a vaccine
Fellow members publicly getting a vaccine
Holding vaccine clinics at your congregation
Helping members to get vaccine appointments
Addressing vaccines in worship
The US Department of Health and Human Services
Offers a Variety of Resources including:
Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages ALL eligible residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Become a COVID-19 Vaccine Champion and help us get the word out!
Wednesday, May 5: Faith CME Church, 457 Wellingford Street, Charlotte | 9AM-2PM
Friday, May 7: Catawba Brewing Company, 933 Louise Avenue, Charlotte | 3PM-7PM
Monday, May 10: Simmons YMCA, 6824 Democracy Drive, Charlotte | 9AM - 3PM
WINSTON-SALEM and CHARLOTTE FAITH LEADERS
SPEAK TO THE VACCINES AS AN ACT OF FAITH
“It’s a shot to live. It’s a shot at life.”
U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams on the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine: