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File #: 2021-3249    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent
File created: 10/15/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Commission District(s): All Acceptance of a grant in the amount of $90,000 in REACH funding from the DeKalb County Board of Health to Support Flu Vaccination Clinics & Outreach Efforts in DeKalb County- At No Cost to the County
Attachments: 1. Substitute 2021 11.09 Item 2021-3249, 2. Contract DeKalb Co Human Services Flu Clinic rev 10.21 Oct.21
Substitute
Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Human Services

SUBJECT:
Title
Commission District(s): All
Acceptance of a grant in the amount of $90,000 in REACH funding from the DeKalb County Board of Health to Support Flu Vaccination Clinics & Outreach Efforts in DeKalb County- At No Cost to the County
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Information Contact: Damon Scott, Director, DeKalb Human Services Department
Phone Number: (404) 687-2385

PURPOSE:
To consider accepting grant funds in the amount of $90,000 from the DeKalb County Board of Health to conduct, promote and provide community outreach for flu vaccination clinics in DeKalb County and to appropriate the funds to the grant fund.

NEED/IMPACT:
The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic which continues to circulate COVID-19 and its variants throughout DeKalb County
and other parts of the world, make it critical to introduce prevention strategies to reduce the spread of influenza during the
2021-2022 Flu season. The Flu isn't a "bad cold" and it can result in serious health complications, such as pneumonia,
bacterial infections, and hospitalization. The Flu can sometimes even lead to death. All people can be at risk of
developing serious flu complications, however some people are at higher risk than others. Children, pregnant women,
people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes and or heart disease and individuals 65 years and older are
among those most at risk for serious complications of the Flu.

The DeKalb Board of Health received Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) funding from the
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to support COVID-19 and flu vaccination efforts. The REACH program is
designed to reduce racial and ethnical health disparities in local communities. The Human Services Department will
support outreach efforts to encourage minority seniors and other members of the community to get vaccinated against the
Flu. Clinics will be held at...

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