Asian Pacific Communities in Action (APCA)

Consul-General motivates Thai-American community to vaccinate in Arizona

A screenshot of a virtual call features four Asian-American participants on a video call

Asian Pacific Community in Action (APCA) knows the value of community engagement while advocating for high-quality, affordable healthcare for community members regardless of their legal status or languages that they speak. Check out this virtual outreach event in Arizona earlier this year, for which they recruited a Thai Consul-General to talk about the Covid-19 vaccine. APCA’s community health worker Jiraanong Manceau, a certified Thai interpreter, ably moderated the dialogue. The Consul is influential in the Thai-American community, and their clarion call to get the Covid-19 vaccines and booster was heard by nearly 2500 livestream attendees on Facebook and Youtube. Audience members could ask questions live, and the Consul encouraged mask wearing and provided examples of how the consulate undertakes social distancing and other Covid-19 prevention measures.


Four Asian-American appeal smile on a video call and text in two languages appears on the screen in front of them
Caption: Thai Consul-General encouraged Thai-American community to get vaccinated and to wear a mask.

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