Skip to Content

Latino Community Association attracts a crowd for vaccinations

People line up in the warm sun to get a COVID-19 vaccination at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond on Sunday afternoon (May 30). Pharmacists from Bi-Mart gave the Pfizer shots to 149 adults and teens at the clinic, sponsored by the Latino Community Association and the Oregon Health Authority
Denise Holley/Latino Community Association
People line up in the warm sun to get a COVID-19 vaccination at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond on Sunday afternoon (May 30). Pharmacists from Bi-Mart gave the Pfizer shots to 149 adults and teens at the clinic, sponsored by the Latino Community Association and the Oregon Health Authority

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- With live mariachi music and free tacos, the Latino Community Association turned its vaccination clinic in Redmond on Sunday into a festive occasion – and vaccinated 149 people against COVID-19.

Some of the people who showed up at the St. Thomas Catholic Church parking lot were already vaccinated, but came to encourage a family member to get their first shot. They lined up in the sun and waited to sit with one of two pharmacists from Bi-Mart to get the free vaccine.

St. Charles Health System supplied the doses of Pfizer vaccine, approved for adults and youths as young as 12, and the Oregon Health Authority organized the event with LCA. Each patient received a card with a follow-up appointment for the second vaccine dose in June.

“In the Latino community, there has been a lot of hesitancy,” said Yannely Nonato, an interpreter at the event.

Some people believe rumors about the vaccines, worry about side effects, or just want to wait and see, she said. But many “trust their (already vaccinated) family members to give them the confidence to get the vaccine,” Nonato added

On May 7, LCA partnered with Jefferson County Public Health to vaccinate 174 people at the county fairgrounds.

KTVZ news sources

Comments

8 Comments

    1. First off, Latino isn’t a race. Second, you might have had a point if they were turning people of other ethnicities away, which I’m sure they weren’t.

      1. Good point on the race comment. Here is a link worth reading. https://ideals.uark.edu/why-hispanic-latino-isnt-a-racial-category-on-the-u-s-census/

        And as of 5/26/21 Oregon data shows that 23.7% of the cases in Oregon have been Latinos. A reason to focus and ensure they are being cared for in our community.

        Here is a link that might provide info for individuals that require further information. https://salud-america.org/coronavirus-case-rates-and-death-rates-for-latinos-in-the-united-states/

  1. So I’m just wondering from all you non racists people what is your thoughts on white people having there own colleges, there own heritage month, a vaccine clinic saying white people please come get vaccinated and then start playing rock and roll and serving beer and hotdogs, is that racist to you? Just asking for a friend. Because it sounds great to me😁😁.

Leave a Reply

Skip to content