As the Delta variant spreads in south Missouri, pushing hospitals to capacity, county health is stepping up to encourage Boone County residents to stop that spread by getting vaccinated.
Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) has launched a volunteer COVID-19 Vaccine Ambassador Program to enhance ongoing outreach and education efforts.
While many people in Boone County have gotten their COVID-19 vaccine, many others still have questions and concerns about getting the vaccine. According to a PHHS news release, Vaccine Ambassadors will work to answer these questions and address concerns. They will help build vaccine confidence with their family, friends, neighbors, faith communities and the businesses next door so that as many people get vaccinated as possible to keep our community safe.
As a Vaccine Ambassador, community members will reach out to family and friends, share information on social media, post flyers or participate in outreach activities to let people know about neighborhood clinics. The goal is to engage those nearby in small ways that add up and move Boone County forward.
The PHHS’ Sara Humm took a moment to discuss the initiative with the Centralia Fireside Guard.
She said the initiative may be unique to Missouri.
For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.