Vote and Vax

Whether you are interested in learning more about the project and future Vote & Vax efforts or want to learn more about the flu vaccine,  Vote & Vax has answers to your questions.

Below, we’ve compiled and answered several questions we’ve received about the Vote & Vax program.

For questions pertaining to running a clinic, visit Provider FAQs. If we don’t answer your question here, please feel free to Contact Us.

  1. Who is responsible for the Vote & Vax initiative?
    Vote & Vax is national project of the community health organization SPARC (Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration), a New England-based agency dedicated to developing innovative approaches to delivering disease prevention services.
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  2. Have successful Vote & Vax clinics been launched prior to 2012?
    Yes. Vote & Vax activities have been growing since 1997. In 2006, Vote & Vax worked with local public health agencies to deliver 13,790 influenza vaccinations at 127 polling places in 14 states. Vote & Vax signifcantly expanded its efforts in 2008, ultimately delivering 21,434 influenza vaccinations at 331 locations in 42 states and the District of Columbia.  Stay tuned for updates on when and where Vote & Vax clinics will happen during the election season 2012 in your community.
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  3. Is Vote & Vax a commercial enterprise?
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  4. Does Vote & Vax have any involvement in politics?
    None. Vote & Vax is a public health program and is entirely nonpolitical.
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  5. What types of providers can participate in Vote & Vax
    Vote & Vax clinics can be hosted by any public sector, nonprofit or private sector provider as well as any collaboration of providers as long as they agree to operate in accordance with Vote & Vax principles.
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  6. Do I have to vote to receive a flu vaccine?
    No. You do not have to vote to receive a flu vaccine, just visit the clinic located at or near the polling station to receive your flu shot.
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  7. Are the flu vaccines free?
    Public health providers are asked to charge for influenza vaccinations as they would at their other community flu shot clinics.
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  8. How do I find a Vote & Vax clinic near me?
    Stay tuned for updates on when and where Vote & Vax clinics will happen during election season 2012 in your community.

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