Valley nonprofit hosts mobile COVID-19 clinic for colonia residents
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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