The New York Times: Thousands of Farmworkers Are Prioritized for the Coronavirus Vaccine


In the Coachella Valley, located in California’s Riverside County, the county health department has opened up pop-up vaccination sites to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to farmworkers, regardless of their age or health conditions. This program which began in January this year is helping contain the spread of the coronavirus among these essential workers. Over 500,000 agricultural workers have already tested positive for the virus and over 9,000 have died from it. This effort bypasses online registrations which are often inaccessible to workers. These pop-ups do not ask about immigration status and are held near the fields. Read the full article by Miriam Jordan on The New York Times here.

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