Vaccine push for Nashville’s Latino community – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2022-01-12 23:21:04 –

Nashville, TN (WTVF) — “Did you come to get vaccinated?” Question Yvonne Palacios, Marketing Executive Eljefe, Recently often asked.

Palacios works for one of the few Spanish-speaking media in Nashville. She said her job was to inform people that it was safe to get vaccinated.

Today, radio stations El Jeffe, the Metro Public Health Service, and Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Church have come together to fight false information and help eradicate the pandemic.

“There is still a lot of work to be done to vaccinate the entire community,” said Palacios.

Latest data Nearly 68% of Davidson County’s population has been vaccinated, but experts say they need to increase that number.

As the threat of Omicron continues, Tameika Evans, COVID-19 Coordinator of the Metro Public Health Service for Immigrants and Refugees, said it was important to meet the communities in which they were located. Evans said that means providing services where people feel comfortable and can attend during the time.

Mariana Velasco and her father Francisco Velasco attended the event and said they were grateful that the Church had opened its doors for such service.

“Some people don’t know English, so it’s just as important to protect yourself as everyone else, so you have the resources to actually protect yourself,” says Velazco.

The Metro Public Health Service will partner with ElJefe on February 2, 2022 for another vaccination effort.

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