UF faculty collaborate to offer health screening, tackle vaccine skepticism

UF faculty are leading a multistate team to boost COVID-19 and influenza vaccination rates in parts of the country where health care skepticism is common and vaccination rates are low. The Our Community, Our Health program reaches community members where they are, through mobile health vehicles, health fairs and events, and primary care providers.

UF/IFAS Extension and the UF College of Medicine recently teamed up to offer health screenings and administer COVID-19 vaccines to farmworkers in Wimauma, FL. With about 200,000 migrant farmworkers in Florida, the organizers hope to make this a permanent, mobile health clinic to serve farmworkers across the state.