Denver, Colorado 2021-09-19 18:53:47 –
Henderson, Colorado-Nearly 76% of eligible Colorados receive at least one COVID-19 vaccine. The Latin American population of our state is a small part of that number.
Latin Americans make up 20% of Colorado’s vaccine-eligible population. However, they make up only 11% of the group receiving at least one dose. This means that less than half of Colorado’s eligible Latino population, or about 40%, has not been shot.
To increase these numbers, community organizations are working tirelessly to reach out to Hispanics and help them get the COVID-19 vaccine by setting up a weekly vaccine clinic at the Mile High Flea Market. increase.
Maria Gonzalez, founder of Adelante Community Development, said:
Every Sunday for the past six months, you can find Maria at the flea market helping to coordinate the clinic.
“The flea market is the right place,” she said. “As you know, they are here. Here they shop every weekend.”
According to her estimates, Maria was able to help more than 10,000 people become infected with COVID-19.
“We get two more than 300 vaccines every Sunday,” she said. “10,000 vaccinations means that 10,000 people will be vaccinated and their quality of life will improve.”
She also helped encourage people who were not initially involved in the idea of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“We were lined up with wives asking,’Can you tell my husband to get vaccinated?'” And we did, “she said.
For Maria, work doesn’t stop with a shot in her arm.
“They are asking us for a lot of other resources. We talk about housing, talk about employment, and provide them with a guide on what’s next in their community they’re leaving. “Maria said.
She will continue her vaccine clinic at the flea market until October. The goal is to bring in as many Latin Americans as possible and take shots.
“We are responsible and we are responsible for ensuring that we have access and resources where we need them, which is why we are here,” she said.
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