We are excited to launch the next phase of “Wearing is Caring,” our public health campaign in partnership with The UPS Foundation. The campaign was first launched in October 2020 with a primary focus on promoting access to health care among underserved communities, and to encourage mask-wearing as an effective measure in reducing the spread of COVID-19. This third phase is focused on promoting health equity regarding education on and access to the COVID-19 vaccines.
Education about and enhanced access to COVID-19 vaccines is critical to help navigate the pandemic, and additional work is needed to engage segments within our communities. According to the CDC, approximately 56% of Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. But some Black or African American people, as well as Hispanic or Latino people, are less likely to be vaccinated than non-Hispanics or people in other racial and ethnic minority groups. Americans who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, including American Indian or Alaska Native people, have also been more severely affected by COVID-19 than non-Hispanics due to gaps in health care access, employment and working conditions, education, income, and wealth.
To help reinforce the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations, Henry Schein and its Foundation will be supporting the following organizations: