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INSPIRING PROJECTS BY
INSPIRED PEOPLE

VaxTeen

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www.vaxteen.org

Kelly Danielpour

Los Angeles, CA | 18

2021 AWARD RECIPIENT

“VaxTeen is my expression of tikkun olam and kol Yisrael arevim zeh bazeh—young people responsible for the health of their communities.”

Kelly founded VaxTeen to provide centralized information on vaccines and vaccine access in all 50 states and advocate for legislation allowing older minors to self-consent to vaccines. VaxTeen’s goal is to increase immunization rates and reduce preventable disease; they’ve successfully lobbied D.C. councilmembers to pass a minor self-consent bill, educated medical professionals on supporting and reaching young people, and published an op-ed in the LA Times advocating for teen vaccine access. This project started before the pandemic and to date, VaxTeen has mobilized 30 teenaged ambassadors nationwide to conduct vaccine outreach in their own communities, in addition to working with the University of Michigan Adolescent Health Initiative, Planned Parenthood, and the CA Department of Public Health.