“当他们知道飓风即将来临时，他们不会那么快地采取行动来帮助人们,” 一 Twitter user wrote.
该程序, which has a health professional on standby to administer a vaccine to eligible residents who want one, follows a community canvassing effort launched in May. Volunteers had been providing information about vaccines in previous weeks, focusing primarily on neighborhoods with low vaccine rates.
In nearby South Carolina, 政府. Henry McMaster has tried to block such door-to-door efforts, drawing a rebuke from the White House.
“The failure to provide accurate public health information, including the efficacy of vaccines and the accessibility of them to people across the country, including South Carolina, is literally killing people, so maybe they should consider that,” press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.
It was not immediately clear how successful the doses to doors program has been since the program launched on Monday. The county also has a home-based vaccination request form on its website. The latest update for Mecklenburg County includes data through July 7, which reported an average of 57 confirmed cases per day. 截至 7 月 7, the health department had administered 77,774 first doses of vaccine, 和 72,308 second shots.
“We’re not confrontational, it’s not like you have to get the shot,” Robert Dawkins, a volunteer with Action NC, told WBTV.com. “But our job is to dispel rumors and things. We get people that will say ‘yes I will get the shot,’ but the follow-up has always been the issue. Will they go? How can we get people to go out and go? 所以, now that the health department is out with us, we miss that middle man.”