Vermont

The Power of Collaboration: Migrant Farmworker Vaccination Campaigns

Kiana HerediaWritten by Kiana Heredia ’24
So much of Vermont’s agricultural industry depends on the labor of migrant workers. These workers make up the fabric of our community and yet during the COVID-19 pandemic they are some of the most at-risk and hardest to reach populations. Given the long list of barriers that may dissuade migrant workers from accessing health services and particularly the COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine hesitancy among migrant workers can easily intensify. This is the third in a series of four posts about the partnership between the Larner College of Medicine’s Global Health Program and UVM Extension’s Bridges to Health.
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Local Global Health: Migrant Farmerworker Vaccination Campaigns

Prasanna KumarWritten by Prasanna Kumar ’22
The opportunity to help address health inequities in the local community by helping provide flu shots to Latin American migrant farmers was both exciting and humbling. I was working with the same attending physician that I had spent the previous summer with in the Dominican Republic for a global health rotation. However, this time, I would need to challenge my concept of global health as I was not traveling to another country to help provide care. This is the second in a series of four posts about the partnership between the Larner College of Medicine’s Global Health Program and UVM Extension’s Bridges to Health.
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Serving the Underserved: Migrant Farmworker Vaccination Campaigns

Elena MartelWritten by Elena Martel ’22
Working with Bridges to Health for the migrant farmerworker flu clinic was undoubtedly one of the most rewarding experiences of my clerkship year thus far. I moved to Vermont from Boston, a bustling city with a diverse population, and was initially disappointed by the homogeneity of my new state. I’ve always had an interest in global health, and hope to implement it in my future career, so I was thrilled to be accepted to the global health program at UVM. This is the first in a series of four posts about the partnership between the Larner College of Medicine’s Global Health Program and UVM Extension’s Bridges to Health.
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