This past weekend, Planned Parenthood continued its Protect. Every. Body. campaign by hosting 50 canvassing and phone-banking actions across Washington state, Wisconsin, and Ohio, while simultaneously dropping new videos and digital media. In a press release announcement, the reproductive health group said these efforts were being made to get COVID-19 vaccines out to the general public and aid with combatting misinformation and disinformation about the vaccine itself.

"While we are turning the corner on the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to keep up the momentum to make sure everyone gets vaccinated," said Alexis McGill Johnson, president, and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in the press release announcement. "Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to ensure we safely get back to the moments we've missed — meeting family and friends, going to school and shops, and just the little interactions that we've missed since last March. Planned Parenthood is proud to continue our efforts to make sure trusted information is flowing so that everyone has the resources they need to make the best decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities."

Planned Parenthood also confirmed these efforts were being targeted toward the Black and Latino communities throughout the United States, who have been disproportionately devastated by the pandemic, to ensure access to the information and health care they deserve.

As 21Ninety previously reported, concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine — specifically among Black women and other women of color — were raised after their menstrual cycles began getting affected. These concerns raised larger issues about the relationship between the American medical community and Black Americans, who medical practices have disproportionately and negatively impacted for centuries.

Planned Parenthood, however, is banking on their first-hand testimonials — which feature Black women and other women of color — to put people at greater ease to take the vaccine. Check out one of their testimonial videos below.

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