Birmingham, Ala., AUGUST 12, 2021 // Pack Health announced its new initiative to educate members on the importance and safety of being vaccinated against COVID-19.
Since January 2020, there have been approximately 35 million cases of COVID-19 in the United States alone. That number has steadily increased despite the availability of vaccinations. Although nearly half of the US population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, there is still a significant amount of work to be done in order to protect our communities nationwide.
In this new initiative, Pack Health aims to provide resources to inform, advise, and assist individuals to understand, locate, and receive the COVID-19 vaccine. With the rapid spread of the Delta variant circulating the US, in tandem with rising hospitalizations of unvaccinated persons, ensuring Pack Health members are vaccinated continues to be an important focus.
“Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the most effective way of protecting yourself, your loved ones, and your community against the numerous health, social, and financial effects of this pandemic,” says Dr. Vipul Shah, MD, Pack Health’s Clinical Director of Content. “The speed at which the vaccine was able to be developed and distributed is a testament to the hard work of scientists, policymakers, and public health leaders who put their all behind the effort to beat COVID-19. Now is the time for all of us to do our part.”
Pack Health’s patient engagement platform provides remote health coaching to individuals. Many are diagnosed with chronic conditions — a population which the CDC has indicated as a higher risk for contracting COVID-19. With this new initiative, members have the option to receive educational resources about the COVID-19 vaccine during their membership.
“Pack Health strongly affirms the science supporting vaccination safety and efficacy,” says Kelly Brassil, Ph.D., RN, Pack Health’s Director of Clinical Research. “We recognize the impact that vaccinations have not only on individuals but also community wellness. This is particularly important for participants in our chronic condition programs, for whom the risk of symptom burden, morbidity, and mortality is highest in the event of a COVID-19 infection. We are proud to integrate evidence-based vaccination education across our coaching programs.”
For more information, please visit www.packhealth.com.
About Pack Health
Pack Health is an evidence-based patient engagement platform that changes health behaviors to close gaps in care and improve outcomes. The high-touch engagement model is proven to increase care access, improve patient centricity, and reduce costs. Pack Health comprehensively addresses chronic conditions, comorbidities, social determinants, and barriers to drive results across industries, including life sciences, health systems, health plans, and research. For more information, visit www.packhealth.com.