National Minority Health Month 2021
During National Minority Health Month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and federal and non-federal partners will focus on the impact COVID-19 is having on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities and underscore the need for these vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available.
Vaccination against COVID-19 is an important tool to help us stop the spread of the virus and to bring this pandemic to an end so we can get back to doing the things we love doing.
We invite you to join OMH and partners throughout April as we encourage individuals and communities throughout the month to share why they are #VaccineReady.
The #VaccineReady campaign will help communities practice COVID-19 safety measures, get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines, share accurate vaccine information, participate in clinical trials, and get vaccinated when the time comes. The campaign will also increase vaccine confidence by dispelling myths and misconceptions about the vaccines through our #VaccineReady video series featuring trusted minority healthcare professionals and experts.
Join the conversation by using the hashtag #VaccineReady and sharing “I am #VaccineReady because...” with your community. Start a dialogue with your network on the importance of being #VaccineReady to continue protecting themselves and others by practicing safe behaviors to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Learn about vaccines as they relate to COVID-19 immunizations in minority populations. To read some recent publications on this topic, search the OMH Knowledge Center online catalog .
Join the COVID-19 Community Corps. As part of its COVID-19 Public Education Campaign, HHS launched the COVID-19 Community Corps – a nationwide, grassroots network of local voices people know and trust to encourage Americans to get vaccinated. You’re invited to support the effort by joining the COVID-19 Community Corps. As a member, you’ll receive timely, accurate information to share with your family, friends, and neighbors. By encouraging them to get vaccinated, you’ll help protect them – and allow all of us to safely gather together again.
Submit your virtual community events and activities
to the Office of Minority Health Events Calendar
. Then use the hashtags #VaccineReady
to share your events, activities and photos on social media to show what you are doing to prepare your community to be vaccine ready.
Remember— everyone has a role in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and helping us all get back to normal —so get involved this #NMHM2021 and be #VaccineReady.