Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Esmeralda Maldonado


The agency is Central Coast Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice. The Clinic department of the agency would be implementing the project. The communities served are Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties. The problem related to my project is the vaccine hesitancy within Monterey County. The project’s purpose is to address the issue of vaccine hesitancy in Monterey County. The implementation method would be to do outreach within the county about upcoming vaccine clinics. The expected outcomes would be that more people would attend said vaccine clinics. The most important finding is that more people participated when there was outreach done and when the disease was more relevant during the time. The project had not met the expected outcome as more people began to not believe the vaccine was as necessary as it was before. The recommendation is to do more outreach for the vaccine clinics when the disease is more relevant and people are willing to get vaccinated.