The event in South Phoenix offers underserved young people the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccination event for underserved youth in South Phoenix

The event, held at an elementary school near Baseline Road and 7th Street, took place because children ages 12-15 are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Because children between the ages of 12 and 15 are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Phoenix community partners target underserved teenagers who want to receive the vaccine.

A vaccination event was held at CO Greenfield Elementary near Baseline Road and 7th Street in South Phoenix on May 13th. FOX 10 learned that 600 appointments were booked within 24 hours.

The event was the result of a partnership between the Herozona Foundation, Equality Health, Adelante Healthcare and various other organizations. The event is the delivery of Pfizer vaccines.

Arizona ranks second in multi-generation homes, according to a doctor. Therefore, vaccinating young people is vital in slowing the spread of a disease that has disrupted lives around the world for over a year.

“To see people come together and struggle through as a community, as a country, it feels good that we are all on the same side and fighting for the same thing,” said Alan Powell, Founder of the Herozona Foundation.

“It’s a community that comes together to break down barriers and get the vaccine easily. Now we’re focusing on young people and their families so we can bring the community together,” said Tomas Leon, president of the Equality Health Foundation.

Equality Health officials say the event at CO Greenfield Elementary is the first of many scheduled. The group wants to target 21 postcodes across the valley.

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