Harnessing the Power of Mobility to Scale Up COVID-19 Vaccinations Across the U.S.

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Last year, an estimated 4 million homebound Americans struggled to access COVID-19 vaccination sites in rural and urban communities across the nation.

To help solve this mobility challenge, Toyota provided nonprofit organizations across 13 states with more than 50 vehicles for bringing vaccines directly to those in need.  

Vaccine Mobility Highlights

  • Toyota collaborated with the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Fire Department to provide 20 new hybrid vehicles to help transport vaccines to underserved communities in Los Angeles.
  • Building on a 10-year collaboration, we worked with AARP to identify local organizations, across nine states, that focused on providing essential services in underserved communities. Our support helped these groups increase vaccine awareness, education, and access.
  • Toyota provided $1 million in grant funding to support bilingual vaccine education and outreach provided by various multicultural organizations throughout the nation, including UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization.
  • Based on requests from local municipalities in Kentucky and Texas, Toyota dispatched team members to help optimize work and reduce wait times at local vaccination sites by applying Toyota Production System (TPS) principles. Team members also developed more than 500,000 protective face shields for healthcare professionals.