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COVID-19 Vaccination in the USA

VillageReach is providing support in 15 counties in WA state, primarily focused on Central Washington.

Dec 21, 2021   |   Blog Post

Lessons From The Virtuous Cycle Of Global Learning

Originally posted at Forbes.com In much of the social sector, the dichotomy between those served and those serving still influences the way we work. We may talk about global health, but when we say global, I’ve found we usually mean low-resource countries. This line...

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Mar 3, 2021   |   Blog Post

How to make sure COVID-19 vaccines reach as many people as possible

Originally posted on Gavi.org. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves in a moment of tremendous hope with highly effective vaccines, yet we also face incredible challenges and bottlenecks in the systems required to deliver the vaccines to people who need them....

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Mar 9, 2020   |   Blog Post

Observations from a hot zone: COVID-19 and the threat of complacency

Originally posted on medium.com. Given our reputation for working in low-resource communities in sub-Saharan Africa, VillageReach donors are asking about the impact of COVID-19 and the measures we are taking. It is without a doubt that we are experiencing disruption, but today the community...

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Feb 11, 2019   |   Blog Post

To solve WA's measles epidemic, look to Africa

Originally posted on Crosscut As a mom who spends most of her waking hours thinking about how to improve health around the world, I’ve never thought twice about whether I vaccinate my son. I know that not all of my neighbors in the Seattle...

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In December 2020, when COVID-19 vaccines first became available in Washington State, VillageReach was uniquely positioned to provide immediate value to local health jurisdictions to accelerate vaccine delivery.

People inspecting drone in field.

Kent vaccine site, King County rollout. 

How It Works

  • Vaccine Operations and Systems Readiness:

    • Support LHJs in strategic and operational planning on how to support boosters and pediatric doses
    • Link LHJs to DOH Depot Planning initiative and provide advice on how to make the initiative more responsive to LHJ needs
  • Demand Generation and Management:
    • Develop suite of employer-based vaccine demand generation tools
    • Develop demand generation/outreach/education tools for pediatric population
    • Support LHJs in developing social media content for delivering evidence-based communication on COVID-19 and vaccines
  • Demand Generation and Management (cont.):
    • Support LHJ advocacy campaigns to promote increased knowledge of and investment in rural health systems
    • Conduct key informant interviews and community conversations to better understand people’s needs and perceptions
    • Human-centered design sessions with community groups
  • Digital Systems and Data Use Management:
    • Implement PowerBI tools and dashboards that update with WAIIS data on an automated schedule
  • Workforce Readiness:
    • Set up the backend infrastructure for data tools and systems using softwares such as R Studio and PowerBI
    • Hold virtual training sessions for LHJ staff on how to update, maintain, and build upon the processes going forward
  • Workforce Readiness (cont.):

    • Provide training and mentorship to staff
    • Create onboarding materials, “just in time trainings” and other methods can be scaled and reused as needed


Fact Sheet  |  2023

COVID-19 vaccinodromes: Increasing COVID-19 vaccination in Côte d’Ivoire and Democratic Republic of Congo

Tool  |  2023

Fixed Vaccination Site and Mobile Advance Strategy Team Implementation Guide

Research  |  2023

Community Health Workers as Vaccinators: A Rapid Review of the Global Landscape, 2000–2021

Report  |  2023

Case Study: Demand Generation at COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in CI and DRC

Tool  |  2023

Considerations for Your COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Fact Sheet  |  2022

Mozambique: A Highly Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

Fact Sheet  |  2022

A People-Centered Flexible Approach to COVID-19 Vaccination in the Côte d’Ivoire

Fact Sheet  |  2022

Social Listening To Strengthen Vaccine Programs: Leveraging A National Health Hotline In Malawi

Presentation  |  2022

TechNet-21: Proven and promising strategies for enhancing vaccine confidence

Research  |  2021

Equitable Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

Report  |  2021

Protecting the Community Health Workforce During COVID-19

Research  |  2021

COVID-19 vaccine delivery in LMICs: How to think about concentration vs dispersion in delivery?

Tool  |  2020

PPE Quantification and Forecasting Tool Process

Tool  |  2020

PPE Quantification and Forecasting Tool

Resource  |  2020

Arming Community Health Workers For Battle

Program Impact

Map displaying counties which VillageReach have supported.








  • Washington State Department of Health
  • Local County Health Jurisdictions

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