Connect to End Covid-19
Every day many more people are becoming partially or fully
vaccinated, but there are many others who have not been vaccinated,
despite the demonstrated safety of the vaccines and their high degree of
effectiveness in preventing severe illness and death. Social workers,
as professionals who provide services in a wide range of community
settings, and who are trusted messengers, are in a unique position to
promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence, access, and uptake —
particularly among populations with low vaccination rates and higher vulnerability to severe forms of infection.
NASW and the NASW Foundation are partnering with the Health Behavior
Research and Training Institute (HBRT) at The University of Texas at
Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work in a Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention-funded (CDC) initiative to support social workers
and their clients in informed vaccine decision-making.