Educational tour hopes to encourage Latinos to get COVID vaccine
This month the educational tour will end in Dallas, Mesquite, Grand Prairie and Fort Worth
DALLAS – A mobile tour will be held at local supermarkets and retail stores in North Texas this month to fill the information gap and bTrust in COVID-19 Vaccines for Those in the Hispanic Community.
UnidosUS, the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy group in the country, brought to life the trip, Esperanza hope for everyone, With several stops in the Dallas-Fort Worth area during the month of May. The tour will Focus on Latinos who live in rural and urban areas with the purpose of providing information about COVID-19 and the vaccine.
“To reach the pandemic Restoration we all want to see, we need to make sure everyone is included. And it starts with making sure everyone in our country, including Latinos, has access to information about the COVID-19 vaccines and that those vaccines are effectively distributed to whoever they want. “ Said UnidosUS.
In the state of Texas, more than 51% of Persons aged 16 and over, Have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine. The Texas Department of Health and human service indicates 30% of those vaccinated are Latinos.
A study by UnidosUS and the COVID Collaborative found that 1/3 of Latinos are not confident about the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Trust is an important factor in the way they were encountered over the last couple of years With Government and just afraid of immigration, “said Rita Carreon, Vice President for Health for UnitedUs.
The organization Partner with the local community Organizations and clinics. The Esperanza hope for everyone trip become Be in supermarkets, flea markets, and wamarts for information on COVID-19 and the Vaccine.
“T.Our congregations can often be found here, and often they do not get this information online Ör can Having trouble to register on-line,” Carreon said.
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She said it is important that people feel comfortable when they get the vaccine and know it can You can get it for free regardless of your immigration status.
“In many of our communities, the vaccine is another way to protect us and our children in the pipeline as we have lost loved ones.” Carreón said.
Because the Pfizer vaccine oneuthorized for children aged 12 and over in this week, Carreon added that there will be an opportunity go together as a family be vaccinated.
The tour visits many other locations such as Houston, the Rio Grande Valley, and Phoenix.
This is where the tour ends:
- Friday May 14th: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in El Rio Grande: Latin Food Market at 10909 Webb Chapel Rd., Dallas
- Saturday 15th May: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Melrose, 3434 W. Illinois Ave., Bldg. 3, Suite 300, Dallas
- Sunday May 16: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at Traders Village Flea Market at 2602 Mayfield Rd., Grand Prairie
- Friday May 21st: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 10325 Lake June Rd., Suite 400, Dallas
- Saturday May 22nd: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm in Melrose on 4200 South Freeway, Suite 1017 in Fort Worth
- Sunday 23rd May: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Everybody’s Flea Market at 3720 Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth
Use in North Texas
Counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have made efforts to reach communities severely affected by COVID-19.
In Dallas County, COVID has disproportionately affected the Hispanic community. Which leads the county with the most confirmed cases (77,916).
Nearly 70% of patient deaths who was hospitalized with COVID in parkland HispanicAccording to a Parkland spokesman.
Dallas C.ounty no longer has a waiting list for Events, But the county said they are working with a media marketing company to target underserveded communities to get the vaccine.
The city of Dallas has set up a call center that can be responded to Residents Questions about the vaccine. Individuals can call 469-809-8500 or send an email to [email protected].
The Denton County Public Health education team has worked with community partners in a variety of areas to share information about vaccines and registrations.
Previously, this included Lewisville City registration events in English, Chin, and Spanish. Local ISDs have also provided credentials at various events in Spanish and English. The district also provided information and information in the CIS in March. Finally, partners in various joint coalitions offer registration events or distribute flyers in English and Spanish as part of their future events.
According to Tarrant County Public Health, the department has conducted numerous outreach efforts targeting communities at risk, including those who speak another language.