Community Leader Forges a Path
Like many people she knew, Anahi was afraid of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. A mother of six, orchard worker, and chair of Unite Oregon’s Climate Justice Committee in Rogue Valley, she feared potential side effects. Unite Oregon works across the state to build a unified, intercultural movement for justice. They offered COVID-19 vaccine education and outreach training, and facilitated one-on-one conversations with vaccinated organizers for committee members like Anahi. After receiving updated information about the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters, as well as listening to personal accounts and seeing pictures of vaccinations from Unite Oregon staff who she trusted, Anahi ultimately decided to become vaccinated for COVID-19 herself. Anahi has since shared these resources and information with her family and friends, influencing others to consider the vaccination.