The COVID-19 vaccines were made to save us, and the moments we miss most. But to end this pandemic, we’ve got to ensure everyone has access to the vaccines and information they can trust.
That’s why Made to Save exists — we’re a national education and grassroots campaign working to save lives by increasing access to the COVID-19 vaccines.
Vaccine equity and access in communities of color is our main priority. Across the country, we’ve all felt the impact of COVID-19, but the impact has been felt most by communities of color who are contracting and dying from the virus at disproportionately higher rates while also getting vaccinated at lower rates than white people.
Nationally, we know that low vaccination rates within communities of color are the result of barriers to access and lack of trusted information around the vaccine.
As of March 2021, every single state that is providing racial breakdowns of vaccination rates is reporting racial disparity, with one or all communities of color receiving fewer vaccines than their white counterparts.
These disparities are not an accident. They are a direct result of systemic inequities in our public health system, which has led to worse health outcomes for communities of color. That’s why we’re focused on empowering community-based organizations to run grassroots outreach programs that increase access to the vaccines and trusted information.
In addition to empowering local organizations, we’re creating a national hub of trusted COVID-19 vaccine information and best-practices for engaging in dialogue with communities too often left behind by our public health system.
Together, we can get back to the moments we all miss most, and over time, put an end to this pandemic.
We’re proud to partner with national, state, and local civic and public health organizations to increase access to and trust in the COVID-19 vaccines.
Made to Save is an initiative of Civic Nation, a 501(c)(3) organization.