Councilmember Eric Guerra and Local Community Based Organizations Announce Community Pilot Vaccination Sites and Request Greater Capacity to Meet Demand

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Sacramento, Calif. February, 12th, (News India) –Today, Councilmember Eric Guerra will join La Familia Counseling Center and Asian Resources Inc. to announce upcoming pilot community vaccination sites to serve communities most impacted by COVID-19, like those in South Sacramento.

Over the last two months, Councilmember Eric Guerra and community-based organizations (CBOs) have engaged with the Sacramento County Public Health Department to increase vaccination efforts in communities of color in partnership with CBOs that serve vulnerable populations. The result has been a pilot program of community vaccination sites.

While these CBO pilot vaccination sites have been able to increased acceptance of the vaccine, there is a need to increase the capacity for organizations that are trusted in communities of color, and that can break barriers to skepticism and misinformation.

Today Friday, February 13th, at 11:30 am, Councilmember Eric Guerra will be urging elected leaders, appropriate state agencies, the Sacramento County Health Department, and local health care systems such as Dignity Health, Kaiser, UC Davis Health, and Sutter Health to partner with CBOs to meet the current vaccination demand and education among vulnerable populations.

B-roll of vaccination efforts at pilot sites will be available this Saturday, February 13th, from 9:00, am to 2:00 pm at La Familia Counseling Center at La Familia Maple Neighborhood Center 3301 37th Ave. Sacramento, CA 95824.

Organizations such as La Familia and Asian Resources Inc, have been coordinating closely with Sacramento County Public Health Department in these efforts.

WHO: Councilmember Eric Guerra, City of Sacramento District Six

Rachel Rios, Executive Director of La Familia Counseling Center

Stephanie Nguyen, Executive Director of Asian Resources Inc.

WHAT: Increasing Community Vaccination Efforts In Impacted Communities of Color

WHEN: Friday, February 12th, 2021@11:30am

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