Vaccination clinic for Hispanics, Latinos continue their efforts
Adelante Community Development, a Latino-run nonprofit, plans to host immunization clinics every weekend until the end of July and is still looking for volunteers.
ADAMS COUNTY, Colorado – Despite declining demand for COVID-19 vaccines, community organizations continue to work to get more vaccines up in arms. Throughout the pandemic, Adelante Community Development has worked to share resources and information related to COVID-19 with the Hispanic and Latino community.
Over the past few months, they have held community vaccination clinics in Aurora and Commerce City. Every Sunday they set up shop at the Mile High flea market from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adelante founder and CEO Maria Gonzalez said on Sunday they had 500 vaccines, but things were slowing down. .
Even though dates aren’t filling up as quickly as they used to be, Gonzalez said they could still use help.
“As a Latina myself, I want to do what I can to make sure people can have the same type of access to care that others can get,” said Vicky Lee-Garza, who’s is volunteered at Sunday’s event. “People here are having a good time at the flea market, so you might as well hit people where they are.”
Lee-Garza works for the Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy, and Research Organization (CLLARO), a nonprofit organization that helped staff the immunization event.
Now that supplies are no longer an issue, UCHealth Emergency Services Chief Dr Richard Zane said it was important for all communities to get immunized to achieve the 70 immunization rate. at 80%.
“It’s a contagious disease, and it doesn’t matter what race you are, what religion, what ethnicity, or what political party you belong to,” said Dr Zane. “We need to dramatically increase our vaccination rate in all communities. ”
Gonzalez said they plan to host more vaccination clinics until the end of July. Appointments are no longer necessary.
To learn more about future volunteer opportunities, contact:
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