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COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative: DPH Vaccine Ambassador program

Department of Public Health (DPH) COVID-19 Vaccine Ambassadors are public health professionals available upon request to attend community forums or meetings to share information about the safety and development of the vaccine, answer questions, and/or listen to feedback to share with DPH.

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Description

DPH COVID-19 Vaccine Ambassadors are available to attend community meetings about vaccine safety. Vaccine ambassadors are public health professionals with experience in community settings.

Specific efforts

  • Support efforts to provide clear, accurate, consistent information about vaccine, build trust and vaccine confidence, dispel vaccine misinformation, and encourage vaccine uptake.
  • Speak, answer questions, and/or listen to feedback to share with DPH.
  • Ambassadors speak 11 languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Brazilian Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, Bengali, Hindi, Greek, French, and American Sign Language.

How to request a DPH ambassador

To invite a DPH ambassador to a community forum, please email Miguel at miguel.arrechea@mass.gov with the following information:

  • Date, time, and audience of the forum
  • Desired role for the ambassador
  • Language capacity or other important considerations

If possible, please request an ambassador at least two weeks before your forum. DPH will make every effort to fulfill requests.

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