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

Orange County Register, May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

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.