Smithfield, N.C. (May 16, 2022).– In collaboration with the Healthier Together program, El Pueblo will hold a COVID-19 vaccination day on May 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Smithfield flea market in Johnston County.
This event is part of the efforts of the organization and its community leaders, who continue to visit places with a greater Latino presence in order to promote full immunization against the Coronavirus and testing.
“The virus is still in our community and as an organization we continue to believe that the vaccine is the only way we have to combat COVID-19,” said Erica Villalón, who is part of the El Pueblo Leadership and Community Action Committee (CLAC). “We invite those who have not yet been vaccinated and those who need a booster to come to our event on June 21.”
During the vaccination day at the Smithfield Flea, home tests will also be delivered to detect COVID-19, as well as a protection kit such as hand sanitizing gel and masks.
According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Resources (NCDHHS) in Johnston County, from December 2021 to May 11, 2022, a total of 113,446 people have received the two doses from Pfizer and Moderna or a dose of Johnson & Johnson. However, only 55,041 received the booster dose.
Regarding cases of contagion in Johnston County, the NCDHHS indicates that, since the pandemic began until April 13, a total of 60,301 positive cases of COVID-19 and 452 deaths due to complications of the disease have been reported.
Even though many of the restrictions have been lifted, in several areas of North Carolina the number of infections is increasing, so the organization recommends that the population not let their guard down and continue to choose to wear the mask in public places, as well how to get tested
It should be remembered that as part of their work to help families be protected, community leaders from El Pueblo held vaccination events at Compare Foods in Zebulon in January and February of this year and in La Bonita in Clayton in March.
After the Smithfield Flea, the next immunization drive against the virus will be in June, in a Raleigh mobile home neighborhood.
Day: Saturday May 21.
Time: From 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Smithfield Flea (2320 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, NC 27577).