As the COVID 19 cases continued to be on the rise and vaccines for the pandemic became more available, the general public, especially the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) communities needed more information. A-List worked with the California and Washington State Departments of Health on updating the public throughout the pandemic.
On January 27, 2021, Peeters interviewed Dr. Pham of ICHS regarding COVID vaccines for WADOH (Washington State Department of Health).
On January 21, 2021, as a reporter representing Crossings TV, Peeters attended a press conference with the CDPH (California Department of Public Health) on COVID and vaccine updates. Dr. Erica Pan, State Epidemiologist with the CDPH, Dr. Tan Duong, Internal Medicine Specialist and other AAPI community lead attended the press briefing and answered questions regarding the pandemic and the vaccines.
In April of 2021, around 23% of the population in the U.S. was reportedly fully vaccinated. In the state of Washington alone, millions of people have been fully vaccinated. However, more outreach was necessary to mobilize the Asian communities in order to increase the vaccination percentage. As an effort to bring awareness to the AAPI communities about the vaccines, Amanda Peeters interviewed a guest, Adrianna Wong, who has had her COVID vaccine against the pandemic. Ms. Wong works for a nonprofit organization, WithinReach, in Seattle that helps the communities in the Washington navigate complex health and social service systems and connect with the resources they need to be healthy and safe. In the interview, Ms. Wong answered questions about the process of getting the vaccine and what may be expected as reactions after the vaccine.
Below is the COVID vaccination overview in May of 2021: