Maine Special Populations
Since the COVID-19 Pandemic began, in early 2020, marginalized and vulnerable populations have been especially, adversely, impacted. NASW’s Connect to End COVID-19 initiative was launched to provide equitable training and outreach that promote informed vaccine decision-making on the part of social workers and their clients, particularly among those who are vulnerable, marginalized, and/or vaccine hesitant.
NASW-ME recognizes our potential to promote vaccine confidence across the state, encourage reluctant communities to become vaccinated, and provide valuable resources for our state. We encourage you to explore our Connect to End COVID-19 resources and find ways to encourage positive community health through vaccine promotion in our communities.
Source: COVID-19 Response. State of Maine. COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard. Retrieved 9/30/22 from https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines/dashboard/rates-by-zip
This graph shows that across county lines, there is a large difference in vaccination rates with some having more than 75% vaccinated and under 1000 people unvaccinated while other have more than 75% unvaccinated.