3 Compton Schools Will Soon Become Mass Vaccination Sites
Compton Unified School District is partnering with the largest healthcare provider in South Los Angeles to operate mass COVID-19 vaccination sites at three Compton schools.
Health workers from St. John's Well Child and Family Center will administer the shots in district gyms and auditoriums. Compton Unified will also provide extra staff.
Jim Mangiais, president and CEO of St. John's, says the only way to ensure equitable distribution of the vaccine is to get doses directly to the Black and Latino communities that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic:
"The creation of these mega pods and using the traditional institutional providers, like pharmacies, is only going to perpetuate inequity because these big institutions have participated in the the inequitable distribution of health care services."
LAUSD is also partnering with L.A.'s health department to open school campuses for vaccine distribution, starting in February. The county is also looking to partner with local private schools.
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