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Councilmember Curren Price Encourages Community To Get Vaccinated
By Sentinel News Service
Published March 4, 2021

Councilmember Curren Price (Courtesy Photo)

I’m writing to inform you of the steps my Office is taking to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. As you might know, Council District 9 is among the hardest hit communities with the most COVID-19 cases and coronavirus-related deaths.

 

(Courtesy Photo)

For these reasons, I have made access to testing and now vaccinations our top priority. Throughout this month, we have conducted COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics across three of our local parks, bringing the vaccine directly to seniors 65 and older, as well as health care workers. The local effort has been responsible for administering thousands of COVID-19 vaccines to local neighbors who otherwise would not have had the opportunity due to the challenges facing underserved communities, as documented time and again via news sources.

 

(Courtesy Photo)

I’m proud to say my Office has been turned into a “call center” allowing eligible residents to make appointments and request a ride, if transportation is an issue. The orchestrated grassroots effort, which I’m proud to lead, includes cross-collaboration with our senior housing facilities, public housing developments, churches and other key groups in South LA.

 

I would like to bring to your attention an important article on this issue featured in a recent LA Times column that highlights our ongoing efforts. Please click on the headline below to learn more:

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As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to more people, I want you to know that I will do everything in my power to ensure vulnerable communities like District 9 are not sidelined. I hope to continue counting on your support, which will allow us to fulfill the promise of the NEW 9th District.

 

Stay safe and healthy,

 

Curren Price

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