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  • Some essential workers, like those who pick, pack and processed food are facing barriers when it comes to getting the cove in 19 vaccine, so the shots are now coming to them.

  • This week, about 250 essential farmworkers in Southern California who pick the fruits and vegetables shipped across the U.

  • S were vaccinated in the first of what public health officials hope will be a weekly visit to agricultural areas.

  • Maria Razo, who sorts dates in Mecca, California, said she will now feel safer going in tow.

  • Work after being inoculated were essential for the country to be able to feed the other families and I, for my part and very happy about this.

  • With the farm workers Air part of California's agricultural industry, which accounts for a large chunk of the country's food supply.

  • They were deemed an essential workforce during the pandemic.

  • But California's mostly Latino farm workers are underrepresented in the States vaccination program.

  • These issues are really loose.

  • Gallegos, executive director at Tudyk Legal Center, which provides legal advice and education for Latino immigrants, says many of the farm workers like the Internet connectivity and transportation most Americans take for granted and need to get their shots.

  • We have a digital divide in our community.

  • Ah, lot of our community members don't have access to email or in in it.

  • That's why we have been on the ground helping them register, you know, getting through the systems.

  • But it's it's a lot of we're talking about the most vulnerable workers.

  • Early data released this week suggests black Americans and Latinos are getting vaccinated at a slower pace than white Americans, even though blacks and Hispanics have been particularly hard hit by Cove in 19 with a disproportionate number of deaths.

Some essential workers, like those who pick, pack and processed food are facing barriers when it comes to getting the cove in 19 vaccine, so the shots are now coming to them.

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Essential yet under-vaccinated, some California farmworkers get their vaccines

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/04
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