New York nonprofits team up for combined foods, COVID vaccination campaign in Queens – CBS New York – fr

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New York nonprofits team up for combined foods, COVID vaccination campaign in Queens – CBS New York – fr


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two New York nonprofits teamed up on Friday for a combined COVID food and vaccination campaign.
The event took place at the Plaza Del Sol Family Health Center in Corona, Queens.

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Organizers Urban Health Plan and Grow NYC say the community has been hit hard by the pandemic.

Food insecurity remains a problem as well as access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

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COVID VACCINE

Organizers say Latinos have one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country.

“We want to understand why people are not vaccinated and see how we can teach or talk about it because sometimes it’s either a lack of knowledge, or wrong information, or sometimes they are afraid,” said Luis Marrero, director. external affairs for the urban health plan.

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People can get vaccinated at the health center from Monday to Saturday, without an appointment.

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