Our college Extension team is part of a national effort called The Extension Collaboration on Immunization Teaching and Engagement (EXCITE), a partnership that includes over 70 Land Grant Universities with the ultimate goal of increasing immunizations/vaccinations for adults. We received an initial EXCITE grant to promote COVID-19 vaccinations among hard-to-reach populations, with an additional grant to expand Oregon's adult immunization efforts through door-to-door canvassing, vaccination clinics, volunteer training/recruitment, video production, media and social media campaigns, and community conversations.
PI: Roberta Riportella, Ph.D., Family and Community Health (FCH) at Oregon State University Extension Service
Co-PI: Mario Magaña, MA, 4H, Oregon State University Extension Service
Family and Community Health (FCH): Marc Braverman, Marion Ceraso, Tina Dodge, Dusti Linnell, Lauren Kraemer
Open Campus Juntos Program: Amy Young
Website: Extension Collaboration on Immunization Teaching and Engagement (EXCITE)