As of January 2021, the COVID-19 vaccination process has started in some countries, but we are met with fresh challenges as a global society. As a global Movement serving over 65 million young people and 12,000 communities in 120 countries around the world, YMCA strongly believes that the COVID-19 vaccination is a moral right for every person on the planet who chooses to exercise it.
Here are just a few examples of YMCAs who are stepping up to support the vaccination campaigns in their communities.
Providing the right information
Valérie Allusson, Chief Medical Officer at Mountainside Medical Center and a member of the Board of Directors at the YMCA of Montclair (New Jersey, USA) answers questions about the vaccination.
YMCA of Metropolitan Washington (USA) provides information on how to get ready to get the vaccine
South Sound YMCA (Washington, USA) indicates the different phases in the area.
YMCA Right Here Brighton and Hove (UK) gives an update on what’s happening with the COVID-19 vaccine in their local area.
Asociatia Young Initiative together with the partners YMCA Romania, World Vision Romania, Pro Vobis, the Youth Forum in Romania, the Schools of Our Villages, has launched the Anti-COVID Vaccination Guide for Civil Society, available for download for free (in Romanian)
YMCA premises as vaccination centres
YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA: Community Partnership Provides COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing in One Location
Boothbay Region YMCA, Maine, USA: A Midcoast town has finished setting up their COVID-19 vaccination site.