To Get The COVID Vaccine To More Hispanic And Latino Coloradans, The New Goal Is Meeting The Unvaccinated Where They AreCPR News Jun 15, 2021
Denver has hit the 70 percent threshold for resident vaccination, but some of its Latino neighborhoods are getting vaccinated at much lower rates, according to Lilia Cervantes, an associate professor in the department of medicine at Denver Health [and CU School of Medicine].
All this portends a more uneven pandemic, said Fernando Holguin, a pulmonologist and critical care doctor at the Latino Research and Policy Center at the Colorado School of Public Health [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. He worries cases, hospitalizations and deaths will keep flaring up in unvaccinated communities, especially in predominantly Hispanic ones in parts of Colorado or other states where vaccination rates are poor.
Photo cutline: Soccer fan Oscar Filipe Sanchez received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from UCHealth chief medical officer Jean Kutner [professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. Sanchez had been told to wait a bit before getting his shot after he got sick with COVID-19 a couple of months ago.Read more