Town Administrator Mel Kleckner is pleased to share that the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations (ODICR), in partnership with Brookline Interactive Group (BIG), launched the Brookline Vaccine ACT Video Project earlier this summer to promote CoViD-19 vaccine awareness and understanding.
As a part of the project, a new video is being released every Friday during the summer, with the goal of diminishing the fears, anxieties and doubts some have about the CoViD-19 vaccines. With the help of local community members, health experts, public safety officials, residents and more, the videos will provide information about the vaccines and answer common questions.
The third video in the series was released today and focuses on addressing worries people of color specifically may have about getting vaccinated.
“This project gives community members the space to participate and share their fears and anxiety through their own testimonials,” said ODICR Community Engagement Strategist Carolina San Miguel. “With this project, we are aiming to help the community better understand what the CoViD-19 vaccine is because it is okay to ask questions. We are here to give information and help and support in any way that we can.”
Three vaccines have been granted emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration: the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, as well as the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. To download PDF factsheets for the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines, please visit here, here and here respectively.
CoViD-19 vaccines are free and available to anyone age 12 and older. Residents who wish to get vaccinated can register by visiting here.
Residents interested in learning more about the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations or those who are interested in getting involved with the local community through projects, programming and events, please contact San Miguel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Brookline’s CoViD-19 response and resources, please visit here.
The videos in the Brookline Vaccine ACT Project were created with the help of BIG Production Manager Corbin Riedel (left) and Production Intern Avery Merton (right). Also pictured, Dr. Jacques Carter (middle), who was featured in the video series.