Letter to the editor: Hispanic vaccination disparities in Chatham

BY Alejandro Navarro
Posted 3/24/21

To the Editor:

Greetings. I saw the News + Record’s article about the lack of Hispanics in Chatham County who are getting vaccinated (‘Chatham vaccine providers work to ensure vaccine equity …

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Letter to the editor: Hispanic vaccination disparities in Chatham

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To the Editor:

Greetings. I saw the News + Record’s article about the lack of Hispanics in Chatham County who are getting vaccinated (‘Chatham vaccine providers work to ensure vaccine equity for Hispanic residents,’ March 3-10), and was shocked by the number of people who were afraid of getting the vaccine due to misinformation and fear. As someone who is of Hispanic descent, I felt compelled to urge others in our community to help.

I believe that the best way to do so is by donating to amd supporting organizations that have plans to help spread facts about the COVID vaccine to Hispanic communities. This includes organizations such as El Vinculo Hispano (The Hispanic Liaison), which is in the process of recruiting a COVID-19 Project Manager to address the misconceptions that the Hispanic community has in regards to the vaccine. The project manager will be responsible for their response and outreach efforts for COVID. I also encourage other young Hispanic people to volunteer as this program gets underway.

I feel that these actions would help educate many more Hispanic people in Chatham County about vaccinations, and help with generally getting things back to normal.

Thank you for reading,

Alejandro Navarro
Chatham County

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