In the News: Boston Globe Features CHP Mobile Health Unit

Jun 14, 2021 | News

CHP Mobile Health Unit giving vaccines on boardThe Boston Globe prominently featured the outreach work of CHP Mobile Health Unit prominently in its June 12 edition, in a story covering vaccine incentives and efforts to get doses to those who need them, but have trouble getting them. With a Globe subscription, the article can be accessed here. Without a subscription, read here.

“Million dollar COVID vaccine lotteries grab attention, but cheaper, targeted approaches maybe just as successful”


Since January, CHP workers have hopped on “Bob,” their big orange bus, to administer more than 3,300doses of COVID vaccines to far-flung residents, including gas station attendants, store clerks, and the homebound. They have occasionally offered incentives, such as free grocery gift cards or a raffle for SixFlags amusement park tickets, but have found doorstep convenience to be the biggest attraction.“We’re not encountering a lot of hesitation, but social vulnerabilities — lack of transportation, lack of time off from a job, lack of child care” to get a shot, said Lia Spiliotes, the center’s chief executive.

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