Every Visit is a Vaccine Visit
The Every Visit is a Vaccine Visit (EV3) project is a program designed to promote vaccine confidence messaging to help guide parent and caregiver vaccine decision-making, improve access to vaccination services for school-aged children, and improve access to immunization education opportunities for healthcare professionals in underserved areas.
Through generous funding support from the Carolina Centers for Medical Excellence (CCME) Foundation, the South Carolina Vaccine Equity Workgroup (VEW) will pursue this multi-pronged approach in Cherokee, Chesterfield, Jasper, and Lancaster counties for the 2022-23 project year. Based on a review of 2021-22 rural county school data published by SC DHEC, these four counties demonstrated the highest needs for education and action to increase vaccination rates among school-aged children.
In 2021, the South Carolina Immunization Coalition collaborated with College of Charleston, Clemson University, and the SC DHEC to develop a social media campaign toolkit to promote vaccine confidence within the Palmetto State. With a small grant from Vaccinate Your Family, this group finalized a social media toolkit with 10-weeks of example messaging, promotional ad graphics, and tips for successful social media campaigns.
All partners and friends that serve Cherokee, Chesterfield, Jasper, and Lancaster counties are invited to join our call to action and request a copy of the toolkit here.
The campaign is ongoing October 2022 through June 2023. The SC Vaccine Equity Workgroup will also release updated ads and messages in early 2023.
The VEW will coordinate with professional facilitators from Duke University and the University of South Carolina to host in-person motivational interviewing training workshops for healthcare professionals in the four targeted counties.
More information, including registration details, coming soon!
The VEW will partner with schools, mobile vaccination partners, and community-based organizations to coordinate and support vaccination events for K-12 students.
Have an upcoming event you would like the SC Vaccine Equity Workgroup to support? Let us know!
MUSC Lancaster, Sat 10/22
Project Monitoring: Coming Soon!
The Data subgroup of the SC Vaccine Equity Workgroup will be crunching numbers and metrics to display here. We will add project success metrics, too!