Valley nonprofit hosts mobile COVID-19 clinic for colonia residents

10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Thursday, September 30 2021 Sep 30, 2021 September 30, 2021 6:57 PM September 30, 2021 in News - Local

One Valley non-profit organization is continuing efforts to vaccinate residents living in colonias against COVID-19. 

La Union Del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) set up a mobile clinic in North Donna, where organizers say people are less likely to have transportation or information about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Colonia resident Martina Aguirre says she found out about the mobile clinic thanks to LUPE's relentless advertising, going door-to-door with speakers and megaphones. 

"We know access to vaccines for colonia residents is a bit tougher," LUPE organizer Jacqueline Arias said. "There [are] barriers like transportation, access to information like whether they need IDs or health insurance."

The organization says they plan to host a monthly clinic to continue vaccinating against the virus.

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