“The approach is nonthreatening, as teenagers educate residents about vaccine safety, explain why it’s important to get a shot and ask if any help is needed to set up an appointment.
If no one is home, they leave a flyer that includes information about vaccines and how to make an appointment.
The teens are multilingual, speaking English, Spanish and Portuguese. One speaks Haitian Creole. They are paid hourly through the state Department of Public Health and Health Care for All, a Massachusetts nonprofit that advocates for health justice.”
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