April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM) and this year’s theme is #VaccineReady. This year the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing on mitigating the disproportionate negative impacts COVID-19 is continuing to have on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities and underscoring the need for these vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available.
Throughout the month, OMH invites everyone to join the #VaccineReady campaign to empower vulnerable populations to get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines, share accurate vaccine information, participate in clinical trials, get vaccinated when the time comes and proactively practice COVID-19 safety measures as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.
- Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.