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October 8, 2021 |
U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce Announces Partnership with the Town of Randolph, Massachusetts to Support their Vaccine Outreach Efforts
CONTACT: U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, 781-607-7007,firstname.lastname@example.org
RANDOLPH, MA – October 8, 2021 – The U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, an organization focused on providing a voice to the local Haitian community, has announced their recent partnership with the Town of Randolph, Massachusetts, to support their vaccine outreach efforts. With support from Chamber members Infocus Entertainment and Quadrillion Tech Solutions, the U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce will produce a series of video advertisements to conduct an aggressive marketing campaign towards vaccine outreach to Haitian communities in the New England region. As of October 5th, statistics show that only 55% of minorities, especially black minorities, are vaccinated, while 87% of white people are immunized against the COVID-19 virus in the Town of Randolph. Their marketing plan includes producing two unique videos highlighting the importance of the COVID-19 vaccines to reduce fears and misinformation surrounding the vaccine within minority populations.
“Unfortunately, we still have many Haitians within the Randolph community who are fearful of taking the Covid-19 vaccine. Our goal is to help break down these fears,” stated Hans Patrick Domercant, President of the U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce. “There is a lot of hearsay around the vaccine, especially from Haitians who are newcomers. By sharing facts and statistics surrounding the COVID-19 virus and vaccine, we hope to sway those individuals in the right direction to increase our vaccinated population size. Mindset has a better prospect to change with the help of effective multimedia.”
“We are excited to be working with the U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, a long-time trusted partner, to promote the vaccine to our Haitian population,” said Brian Howard, Randolph Town Manager. “It is important that everyone gets vaccinated in order to protect themselves, their families, and this community. While our vaccination rates are climbing and are above the state benchmarks, we have work to do when it comes to vaccinating our communities of color. This is just one of many efforts we have made in our journey to create an equitable vaccination outreach program for our community.”
Randolph Town Councilor Ken Clifton, who has played a leading role in the community’s fight against COVID-19 and promoting vaccine equity, was instrumental in bringing about this initiative. “I commend the Town’s leadership for its responsiveness in ensuring that all segments of the population get relatable information. We are in a fight for the health and safety of our community, and because of the effective collaboration, we are making excellent progress,” said Councilor Clifton.
“Randolph administration, town leaders, and community members have been meeting and facilitating our vaccine equity initiative, begun in March of this year by Town Manager Brian Howard. We have planned countless print and digital marketing campaigns as well as many collaborative initiatives with local cable, the Randolph Public Schools, and other community partners. Randolph Public Health Commissioner Gerard Cody has ensured equitable access during these campaigns with a community-based vaccination clinic as well as hundreds of outreach clinics throughout Town. We are thrilled to add another trusted voice in our Haitian community, the U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, to our vaccine equity efforts,” said Elizabeth LaRosee, Director of Library, Recreation, and Community Programs.
The videos will be written and produced in the Haitian Creole language to appeal to audiences culturally to maximize the effects of the campaign. Each video will be between 30 and 90 seconds in length and presented through social media advertising, Robocalls, Robo texts, and email blasts. In addition to this, the video advertisements will also air on the local New England Christian TV Network Station and the local Randolph cable station (RCTV). This vaccine outreach advertising campaign will be directed towards vaccine skeptics, new Haitian immigrants, undocumented Haitian residents, Haitian populations with little to no English skills, and First and Second-Generation Haitians. By educating the local Haitian population on the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce hopes to increase the overall vaccination rates within this population.
About U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Also known as the Haitian American Business Expo, Inc. (HABEXPO) , the U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is recognized as the leading Haitian business association in Massachusetts for advocacy, networking and economic growth.
The mission of the U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is to promote and empower Haitian American businesses by creating a platform where they can showcase their services to the communities in Massachusetts and beyond.
U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc. / Haitian American Business Expo, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. IRC Section 501(c)(6) is reserved for business leagues, chambers of commerce, boards of trade, or other similar organizations.
Quadrillion Tech Solutions is an information technology company based out of Randolph, Massachusetts. It provides marketing and advertising services to state agencies and businesses to help them reach targeted audiences in their native language.