EDUCATE & VACCINATE
COVID-19 pandemic has made life harder for vulnerable individuals and families. With the grant from Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), our goals are to vaccinate and educate our local community.
On August 20th, BPSOS and our partners Giant Pharmacy and ECNV conducted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Eden Center.
Eden Center is a largest Vietnamese-American commercial center on the East Coast, where it is perfect for all ages and nationalities looking for authentic Vietnamese dishes and specialties. It has been a home for Virginia's Vietnamese community for decades and a place for travelers from Vietnam as well as all other states to visit. BPSOS chose Eden Center to host the clinic because it is a way where all partners can collaborate to help the communities in need.
BPSOS also assists people over 50 year-old or have a disability with a mean of transportation to come to future events. Please contact us at (703) 538-2190 for more details.
On August 14th, BPSOS, with our partners Giant's Pharmacy, has conducted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Washington DC.
The clinic was hosted at Giac Hoang Pagoda, which is a popular place of worship for Vietnamese Buddhists. At the clinic, BPSOS program coordinators provided language interpretation and assisted with registration and flow control.
We also had 4 radio talkshows last month, where we updated more than 3000 listeners on current COVID-19 news. Our program coordinators also conducted targeted outreaching via multiple channels and attended many webinars to learn and share COVID-19 updates to the community. There were several volunteers who heard of us and wanted to join us to help with the clinics as well as other programs.
BPSOS also assists people over 50 year-old or have a disability with a mean of transportation to come to this event. Please call us at (703) 538-2190 for more details.
since September 2021
families received free at-home COVID test kits
and test kit giveaway events.
Eden Center Vaccine Clinic: Getting People Vaccinated by Removing Language and Cultural Barriers!
Collaboration between community partners, Boat People SOS (BPSOS), ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV),Giant Pharmacy, and the Fairfax County Health Department led to a successful COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
BPSOS would like to sincerely give our thank to these organizations for helping us with our COVID-19 Awareness program: Fairfax County, Asian-American Community Center, MedsPack, Officer Steven Nguyen, and: