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Adult Immunization

Access to high-quality information, preventative care, and treatments for all are at the heart of health equity. In 2020, Healthy Savannah’s work concentrated on more access to, and awareness and acceptance of, flu and COVID-19 vaccines. In the next five years, we will broaden the scope to include the Pneumonia, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), and Shingles vaccines. These vaccines will contribute to the health and well-being of African American and Hispanic people living in low-wealth areas in Chatham County.

Covid-19

COVID-19 made it clear that health equity matters, so Healthy Savannah responded by mobilizing existing community connections and resources.

Bridge Access Program

Free COVID-19 vaccines are available through this program for adults who lack health insurance or whose insurance doesn't cover all COVID-19 vaccine expenses. The program will be in operation until December 31, 2024.
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Community Health Advocates

Healthy Savannah developed a network of Community Health Advocates who share messages to Black and Hispanic communities about access, awareness, and acceptance of the adult immunization such as the COVID-19 and flu vaccines as well as physical activty, nutrition, and lactation information.  As advocates they share accurate and up-to-date information that build better understanding of vaccine choices that are available and how to adress overall wellness. This will help our community make informed decisions about their health and the health of their loved ones.

News

American Public Health Association Recognizes Healthy Savannah for Community Health Advocate Program

COVID-19 vaccination rates for Black and Hispanic residents living in Savannah and Chatham County have risen measurably over the past 18 months. Now, Healthy Savannah is receiving national attention for its Community Health Advocate program developed to elevate vaccine awareness, access and acceptance among those priority populations. The American Public Health Association (APHA), recently

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Healthy Savannah Reminds Public to Get a Flu Vaccine

Healthy Savannah and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia are reminding everyone 6 months and older that there’s still time to get a flu vaccine. As administrators of a five-year, $5.1 million Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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