Community Health Ambassador Outreach Door Knocking Project to Increase COVID Vaccine Acceptance

Want to know what to expect when someone knocks on your door if you don’t have a “No Tresspassing” sign on your property? What follows are “Helpful Hints” for those who have the job of knocking on doors…

If you’re nervous, that’s ok! We all still get nervous, even if we’ve done this before.

You don’t need to have all the answers. If you are unsure of an answer, be honest. Tell the person asking that you area volunteer, and you will take down their question so that a health department staff person can get them the correct answer. Or, if they prefer to call themselves, they can always call 847-377-8130. We have special hours for seniors every week on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12-3pm and Thursdays from 6-8pm.

Inform, don’t convince. Your job is to equip the person at the door with the information/ resources they need to make an informed decision about their health. You are not trying to convince anyone to do something they don’t want to do.

– Review the talking points for FAQs and feel free to bring it with you to help with answering questions.

– Print and share the COVID-19 Vaccine Information Flyer.

You are not soliciting. Because you are not seeking an order for any goods or services, you are not considered a solicitor. Therefore, “No Solicitation” signs do not apply to you while you are performing this activity. Always be respectful of the residents you interact with and if asked to leave, you must do so. “No Trespassing” signs still apply and must be complied with…

More at https://www.lakecountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/39074/CHA-Doorknocking-Info-and-Script

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