“Stay there, and ask for an explanation,” Graciela Araujo said. “People have to speak up and fight for their rights because we do have rights here. The vaccine is available for everyone—for everyone.”
This Puerto Rican grandmother's ordeal to get the vaccine began in December, leaving her frustrated and "emotionally drained."
To a devoted Puerto Rican second grade teacher in Florida's hard-hit Orange County, this news comes as no surprise.
With some Latinos still on the fence about the COVID-19 vaccine, we need more Latino healthcare professionals who can reassure the community that the vaccine is safe.
“Keep going into every available website and call every available number... Tens of thousands have already been vaccinated so it’s out there," Salinas said.
Two Duke University doctors say that getting the vaccine is safer for Latinos than getting infected with COVID.
Hilda Alemán is the first health practitioner to give an anti-COVID shot on the island, and the fourth person to receive the much-anticipated vaccine.