Community Activists Team With Health Department to Offer Door-to-Door COVID Shots
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Community activists are working to increase the vaccination rate in our area.
Mecklenburg County’s vaccination rate remains at 49 percent. But in some zip codes, it’s less than 25 percent.
Action NC is now partnering with the Mecklenburg County Health Department to go door-to-door offering COVID shots.
“Ask if we can count on them to get vaccinated, if the answer is yes, we’d say, ‘We have someone who can vaccinate you right here today,” explains Robert Dawkins, with Action NC.
But not everyone agrees with the approach.
It has sparked backlash from some, including South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.
He’s asked DHEC to bar state and local health groups from using what he calls, “targeted door to door tactics,” saying “Enticing, coercing, intimidating, mandating, or pressuring anyone to take the vaccine is a bad policy…”