EUGENE, Ore. – LULAC of Lane County held a vaccination event on Tuesday with a focus on the Latino community.
According to data, about 34% of the Latino population in Oregon have been infected with the virus while only 5% have been vaccinated.
KEZI 9 News spoke with people who were helping out at the clinic to hear why it’s important to get Latinos vaccinated.
“The Latinx and the African American community has been affected the most as a percentage that are dying or that have been infected, and unfortunately are the least being vaccinated, so we have to do whatever we can," said President Juan Carlos Valle.
The vaccination clinic was held in partnership with Lane County Public Health and its nurses and staff.