UCI turns contact tracers into team dedicated to helping students get vaccinated

With the goal of calling every one of its roughly 37,000 students, a team at UC Irvine has launched an effort to help its student body get vaccinated: Providing over-the-phone assistance to schedule appointments and problem-solve immunization issues. … The phone outreach effort and immunization navigation help is a “key component” in getting every student protected against the virus – a goal of all schools in the UC system, which proposed a vaccine mandate last month, said David Souleles, UCI’s COVID-19 response director.