Jewish organizations are stepping up in unique and wonderful ways to help communities get vaccines. If you have access to volunteers, please help.
MONTH OF ACTION
JFNA is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in their We Can Do This Campaign for a month of action – helping as many people as possible get at least one vaccine dose by Independence Day!. From June 5 to July 4, reach out to the people in your communities through social media, phone and text banking, canvassing your neighborhoods, and tabling at community events to help the country go the last mile and reach 70% herd immunity by July 4, 2021. The Get Out the Vax Toolkit has all the resources you need.
Book Vaccine Appointments
Recruit tech-savvy volunteers to set up a vaccine appointment network for older adults and people with disabilities. Examples include the joint partnership between the Edlavitch DCJCC and the George Washington University Hillel, the network established by the Jewish Volunteer Center for Miami-Dade,
the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and UJA Genesis in Toronto.
Chaperone Those in Need to Appointments
Provide chaperones or rides to accompany those in need to appointments, like UJA-Federation of New York.
Launch a Pop-Up Vaccination Site
Open a pop-up vaccination site in your community, like UJA-Federation of New York or the Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit – watch an inspiring video about their vaccination clinic for Holocaust survivors. Partner with your local health and fire departments to host a vaccination clinic like the Jewish Family Service of Colorado.
Identify Mobile Vaccination Opportunities in Your Area
Mobile vaccination vans and visiting nurses and doctors are helping bring the vaccine to homebound older adults, people with disabilities, and others with serious health conditions. Learn about opportunities in your area, like the Care Happens Here mobile van initiative of Lifebridge Health in Baltimore, one of our Jewish hospital system partner agencies.
Reach Out to Help the Underserved Access Vaccines in Your Area
Like Sinai Chicago and the JUF Tov Volunteer Network, partner with local officials and other community organizations to promote vaccine education and distribution to underserved populations in your area, including low-income and communities of color, which have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
Partner with other community faith leaders to share information about the vaccine and resources, as well as to address religious and ethical questions like the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo; watch their V Project promotional video to encourage vaccination.