Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

High-Risk Farmworkers Line Up For COVID Vaccine

60481d8361a57b000a816eed-eight.jpg
Regina Francisca Isidro (center) speaks to a nurse before receiving a coronavirus vaccine shot at the United Farm Workers Foundation clinic in Oxnard on March 7. A translator (left) helps. (Sharon McNary/LAist)
LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today during our fall member drive.

California’s hundreds of thousands of agricultural workers are at high risk for infection from COVID-19 because of the crowded conditions where they work and live.

So getting them vaccinated could be a life-saver. On Sunday, 500 farmworkers received their first vaccine dose in Oxnard.

The United Farm Workers Foundation partnered with the Ventura County Health Department to give the shots. They set up an outdoor clinic under pop-up shade tents in an alley behind the nonprofit organization’s office.

Oxnard, home to many farmworkers, has seen about 40% of the county’s COVID-19 infections, said Rigoberto Vargas, director of the Ventura County Public Health Department.

Support for LAist comes from

READ THE FULL STORY:

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage: Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter. To support our non-profit public service journalism: Donate Now.