Beacon Health System gets $4.8 million grant to continue COVID-19 vaccination outreach
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - Beacon Health System received a $4.8 million grant to continue its COVID-19 vaccination outreach efforts, encouraging area residents to stay up to date on their shots throughout the winter season.
The grant allows the Beacon Community Impact team and Saint Joseph Community Health and Well-Being to continue organizing mobile vaccine clinics and other outreach efforts in the area.
Since April, outreach teams have held more than 234 outreach events, 221 vaccine clinics, and vaccinated more than 3,334 people.
"We have about 10 or so community health workers who are bilingual, as well, and community nurses that are able to go into neighborhoods and ensure that we're accessible so that we can help to diminish some of the disparities that we're seeing across our communities," said Kimberly Green Reeves, Director of Community Impact.
Beacon offers vaccination clinics on weekends as well as non-traditional hours following the work day to ensure they are able to help as many people as possible.
The grant money extends outreach work through July 2023.