Using direct, compassionate and accessible language, the Acadiana Black Nurses Association has worked to improve health literacy from the ground up.
In a bid to boost low vaccine participation, Ochsner Lafayette General added 5,000 appointments and is pushing to grow awareness among those now eligible for vaccination. Via the Daily Advertiser:
The hospital system, which has been operating an appointment-only vaccine clinic in Lafayette’s Heymann Performing Arts Center, is expanding the clinic’s hours to now operate from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Saturday operations in the works.
The proportion of African Americans who’ve gotten their first vaccine shot continues to fall short both nationally and in Lafayette Parish.