Facilitating, modifying and trusted the vaccine sauce has been among the obstacles, but public health workers and the new program are working to overcome that.
El Milagro Clinic in McAllen, Texas, has played a key role in ensuring that patients receive adequate information about the disease and to keep track of appointments.
Retired Zeferino Cantu has diabetes, high blood pressure and no health insurance, but he has been waiting for months for treatment. He shot for the first time at the clinic last week because he is more susceptible to infection than prescription drugs.
Speaking in Spanish, Cantu told CNN that the coronavirus is dangerous because it can affect everything, even your mental capacity.
Southern Texas, the most populous province of Latino, has been hit hard by the epidemic. And in the world, Latinos have been among the most affected, but they have been vaccinated much lower than White Americans. If the Covid-19 drug was first approved, some Latinos were skeptical and worried that it would make them sick.
The importance of deep relationships in the community
Sylvia Aguilar knows Cantu, a retired worker, really.
“He always told me I was coming back. I’ll be back before I’m ready,” a qualified manager at El Milagro Clinic says.
Several months later, he returns as a city already plagued by an epidemic that has seen rebellions as part of the US due to Delta differences.
Families are sick and scared, Aguilar says. They do not know where to go – a common obstacle here is to stab those who need it most.
“I wanted to see other people’s behavior before I got it,” says Juan Manuel Salinas. “If they were good, then I would do it.”
Salinas recently got a second shot.
And even the 55-year-old daughter of a horse trainer who worked at the clinic, it took her a month to persuade her father to hold a meeting and keep it.
“He had everything. Would you say you want me to go get you? We do it for free here at the clinic and he said” yes I will go. I will go, “Bree Salinas, his daughter and financial manager at the clinic, says.
There is a goal to prevent a million
“What we hope to achieve is getting the opportunity to prevent vaccinations for those on the fence,” says Agoada. I call them “uninvited but willing. “
In some areas, concerns about vaccination have nothing to do with the vaccine itself. Other common causes are lack of mobility and fear of unemployment.
Agoada explains how the ineffectiveness has been linked to chicken pox in Georgia to establish a pop-up clinic. The workers were able to be vaccinated on Saturday and were able to cancel Sunday if there was a result such as fatigue.
The program is also funding pop-up injections in rural areas such as Muniz, Texas, regional telephone booths and even helping to organize free horses provided by Uber.
“We hear about people going to the bus to and from work every day and they can’t take a day off from work and they really need help at the transportation stage,” says Agoada.
And for clinics like McAllen, perseverance and patience work best.
“It gets to the point where employees feel like they’re crying like a broken record,” says Marisol Resendez, executive director of El Milagro Clinic.
“They will come here with a lot of people who need them and they don’t have the only tools and knowledge that is available.”
CNN’s Carolyn Sung provided this report.