NYLPI supports vaccine access at community health event

August 5, 2021

Health Justice, Immigrant Justice, News

A group of masked volunteers stand in front of a blue pop-up tent outside.

Last month, NYLPI staff helped community members in Brooklyn get vaccinated as a part of the Health Justice program’s work to advance immigrant justice and access to healthcare in NYC. NYLPI Immigrant Health Advocate Karina Albistegui Adler and Legal Intern Jack Hsia joined our community partner, Academy of Medical & Public Health Services (AMPHS), Test + Trace Corps, and Fairstead at their free mobile vaccination site in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color across the city. With 58% of New Yorkers currently vaccinated with at least one dose, and rising COVID-19 rates, mobile vaccination events like this aim to make vaccines more accessible to historically excluded, immigrant communities, like Sunset Park.

Resuming limited in-person community outreach activities, NYLPI’s Health Justice team supported this important community event by providing Spanish language interpretation and information about our immigration and healthcare access services. Additionally, we continued to distribute our Telehealth Accessibility Survey and information about our Story Collection Campaign to uplift the voices of people who have been directly impacted by COVID-19 and to be able to provide a feedback mechanism for public policy and advocacy efforts. NYLPI and our partners are committed to ensuring access to vaccines and healthcare for all New Yorkers. 

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