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Our COVID Champions on why they got the vaccine

In addition to providing vaccines directly to the communities we serve—more than 3,800 doses so far—the IRC is partnering with the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants (NRC-RIM) to help prevent and mitigate the spread and impact of COVID-19 in refugee, immigrant, and migrant (RIM) communities.

This project is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and includes providing important information about the COVID-19 vaccines.

The IRC in Atlanta is grateful for our team of COVID Champions who continue to share accurate and culturally and linguistically appropriate information about the COVID-19 vaccine! Please check out and share the following video messages on YouTube, as Christy, Feven and Tila discuss some important facts about the vaccine and why they chose to receive it!

COVID Champion, Feven Bekele, Amharic 

COVID Champion, Christy Nyeing, Burmese 

COVID Champion, Tila Ghalley, Nepali

COVID Champion, Feven Bekele, Oromo 

Are you vaccinated? The IRC-CORE teams are providing Pfizer vaccines to anyone aged 12+ at sites across DeKalb County with interpretation in more than 20 languages. Find our most up to date site locations/dates/times on our Facebook or Instagram or visit the CORE Georgia website.


Interested in becoming an IRC COVID Champion? Please contact the IRC in Atlanta’s Communications and External Relations Manager, Fiona Freeman, at Fiona.Freeman [at] Rescue.org.

To learn more about the work of the IRC in Atlanta and for information on how you can get involved with the IRC as a donor or volunteer, please contact Development Manager, Kalie Lasiter, at Kalie.Lasiter [at] Rescue.org or 678-636-8941.

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