A lot of farmworkers come from immigrant communities, and their contributions to the health of our nation are impossible to quantify. And yet these workers face disproportionate risks of COVID-19 in part because of their working conditions: they may share transportation, share boarding rooms with others, and work side-by-side with their colleagues. If the United States prioritized these workers for vaccines, it would greatly reduce their risk.
Ensuring opportunities for COVID-19 vaccination among refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities is a moral and economic imperative.
For more information
Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccines for Migrant and Immigrant Farmworkers
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Covid-19 Vaccines for Refugees and Immigrants
Public Health Post (Boston University)
A lot of farmworkers come from immigrant and Latino communities, and their contributions to the health of our nation are impossible to quantify. And yet these workers face disproportionate risks of COVID-19 in part because of their working conditions. Learn more about how farmworker's contributions, health disparities, and what needs to change.
Spread the word
Many people in your community likely share your desire to protect farmworkers, but are not aware of the risks they face or the contributions they make to the health of our country. Customize this template letter and consider sending it to your local newspaper or local officials to help them understand the need.
Talk to Policymakers
Local officials can make changes to laws, policies, and guidelines that directly support equitable vaccine access for farmworkers. Calling local offices is one of the most effective ways to get their attention. Prepare by reviewing key phrases that will make your point clear.