The Vanguard Vaccination Project Features Dr. Felix Nunez Talking Strategies on How to Ensure Maximum Vaccination Rates in Latino Communities

The Vanguard Network and Global Vaccination Advisors Release Turnkey Toolkit on Overcoming Vaccine Resistance and Hesitancy


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA(8/4/2021) —  Felix Nunez, President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved join The Vanguard Network Principal, Ken Banta on the Vanguard Vaccination Project to discuss challenges encouraging vaccination among Latino populations.

The Vanguard Vaccination Project toolkit includes short videos, podcasts, articles, and helpful tools, such as information on how best to communicate the vaccine imperative to your workforce based on their underlying attitudes towards vaccination. All of the materials can be found here.

“Business and community leaders are critical to protecting our society from Covid,” said Ken Banta, Founder and Principal of the Vanguard Network. “We gathered powerful stories from business leaders and reached out to our extensive network of experts in epidemiology, ethics and public health, and assembles these resources,” he said.

“These resources are free and we encourage all business and community leaders to use them to encourage vaccination and correct the misinformation that is all too common,” said Glenna Crooks, Ph.D., Principal of Global Vaccination Advisors.

Episode Three discusses the challenges we face in encouraging Latino communities to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

“The concern over immigration status is a fallacy.” Nunez says a big step leaders can take to reiterate “that getting a Covid-19 vaccine will not affect immigration status, that the data will not be used in a negative way, whether you’re here without documentation or whether you’re here with documentation.”

Looking forward to what business and community leaders can do to overcome these obstacles, Nunez emphasizes leading by example and making the process easy. This includes business leaders “accommodating their schedule and allowing them to get to vaccination sites when they are open. It could also mean contracting with pharmacies or others to bring vaccines onto the worksite, making them available during the workday and giving employees the opportunity to get the vaccine there.”


The Vanguard Vaccination Project 

Safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines are available and increasingly accessible, but vaccine hesitancy and resistance are profound barriers to achieving herd immunity. Without herd immunity, we will face resurgences of the disease, causing social, educational, travel, workforce productivity, and economic disruptions. Leaders of companies and organizations across the country can play an important role in encouraging vaccinations within their organizations and communities. The Vanguard Network, in collaboration with 

Ken Banta 

Ken is a top management advisor who works with CEOs and senior executives on leadership, organizational transformation, and corporate positioning. Ken has helped to lead eleven successful global transformations and turnarounds and has advised on many more. He writes regularly for HBR and is a Contributing Author of “HBR’s 10 Must Reads for CEOs.”


Glenna Crooks

Glenna is Co-Founder and Partner in Global Vaccination Advisors, dedicated to maximizing COVID vaccination globally. She brings over four decades of public health, vaccine, and policy experience globally to The Vanguard Vaccination Project. In addition, she is the Founder and CEO of Strategic Health Policy International, Inc., and the first civilian to have been awarded The Surgeon General’s Medallion for her contributions to public health.


Sherry Fox

Sherry is Co-Founder and Partner in Global Vaccination Advisors, dedicated to maximizing COVID vaccination globally.  She brings over four decades of insights expertise to The Vanguard Vaccination Project, to help organizations understand the underlying attitudinal and emotional drivers and barriers to vaccination. In addition, she is the Founder and CEO of FutureHealth Strategies, a consultancy leveraging the intersection of data, insights, and technology to transform the future of healthcare.


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