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Vaccination campaign aims to reach unvaccinated Latinos in Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties

As Latinos continue to be disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Golden Valley Health Centers joined a statewide partnership led by AltaMed Health Services as a part of a multi-million-dollar effort with community health centers across California to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of Latinos aged 18-35.

“I think the younger population tends to have this kind of idea that they will do fine and nothing will happen to them,” said Dr. Richa Verma, pediatrician and medical director at Golden Valley Health Center. “Unfortunately, COVID it doesn’t necessarily look at age ranges.”

“It infects everyone, and especially with this new Delta variant we are seeing more cases of younger population who are getting the disease and more symptomatic than the previous variant that we had circulating in the community,” Verma said, adding that she knows there have been some resistance in the vaccine but recommends young people to educate themselves on the vaccine.

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