NOLA Ready announces volunteer effort to educate city’s residents on COVID-19 vaccines

NOLA Ready announced Wednesday that it wants to put more volunteers into neighborhoods across the city to help educate people about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Local leaders began a door-knocking campaign six weeks ago. To date, they have knocked on 10,000 doors.

Laura Mellem, with NOLA Ready, said the goal is to double that number.

“If you’re a community organization or an experienced organizer or maybe just an excited volunteer, you can actually work with us in our door-to-door vaccine campaign,” Mellem said.

Volunteers will target specific neighborhoods that have low vaccination rates.

“We will provide all the materials,” said Mellem. “We will provide a script and training and even zones for you to go knock on doors.”

She said people can expect to door knock in Central City, the Upper Ninth Ward, parts of New Orleans East and the West Bank, among other areas.

“Unfortunately, those are also the areas of the city that have experienced the highest amounts of COVID, severe illness and deaths,” said Mellem.

Potential volunteers can help in other ways.

To learn more or to register, click here.

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