With only 46% of Mecklenburg County’s population fully vaccinated, local health officials are now ramping up efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and its increasingly dangerous variants.
This week, the Mecklenburg County Health Department officially launched their new ‘Doses to Doors’ program to bring education and vaccines directly to residents doors.
The county joined the grassroots organization ‘Action NC‘ in going door to door in areas of Charlotte with the lowest vaccination rates. Volunteers with the organization provide information to residents about the vaccine and officials with Mecklenburg County wait outside in case any of the residents want a shot on the spot.
Today was the first day of “doses to doors,” the new @MeckCounty initiative to get more people vaccinated. They’re joining @Action_NC canvassing areas with low vax rates to educate and encourage, and then have a shot nearby if someone wants it. More at 5 and 6 @wcnc pic.twitter.com/ZZpYAwZKhj
— Chloe Leshner (@ChloeLeshner) July 12, 2021
Action NC has already knocked on over 35,000 homes since they first launched their vaccination education campaign this past March.
College student Essence Winston spent Wednesday afternoon with the group on LaSalle Street. She said she knows firsthand how it feels to be hesitant to get a shot. https://t.co/rPkFC7B7pi
— Action NC (@Action_NC) June 24, 2021
What do you think about the new program?