Sleeve up Miami Gardens : LHMG Receives CDC Grant for FLU Vaccination Project


In September 2020, the Department of Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded the City of Miami Gardens’ Live Healthy Miami Gardens (LHMG) program a one-year grant to execute a comprehensive campaign to support vaccination coverage for racial and ethnic groups in the City experiencing disparities in vaccination rates. The one (1) year grant will leverage LHMG’s current REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health project to maximize efforts and community reach.

Components of the project include a comprehensive communications campaign; education and training; community outreach; and administering vaccines. LHMG will serve as the administrative lead providing oversight for the project; facilitate continuous communication; implement a formal process for measuring outcomes; and support partner organizations in successfully implementing their activities.

The objectives of the project are:
• Increase immunization rates and reduce preventable infectious diseases;

• Increase awareness and access of Miami Gardens residents to appropriate immunizations;

• Educate the community on the importance of vaccination including: flu spread, symptoms, prevention, and treatment; flu vaccine safety and efficacy; flu vaccination purpose, need, and opportunities/locations; and similarities and differences between flu and COVID-19.

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