SD Voices for Peace Awarded $100,000 in CDC Funds to Increase Adult COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Rates
Education and outreach work will address vaccine inequities and advance health equity
(Sioux Falls, SD) — As one of 75 organizations nationwide, South Dakota Voices for Peace has been awarded $100,000 to fund outreach and education efforts focused specifically on building vaccine confidence among multilingual immigrant, refugee, and undocumented adults throughout eastern South Dakota. Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in partnership with Community Catalyst, the project aims to increase understanding of and trust about COVID-19 and influenza vaccines among adults at highest risk of infection and death from these illnesses.
February 2, 2021 — A House panel overseeing the COVID-19 pandemic is investigating coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) failure to properly protect workers.
SD Voices for Peace (SDVFP) welcomes this congressional investigation holding the nation’s meat processing plants accountable for their lack of preparation and action when the pandemic broke in the United States, nearly a year ago.