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Music, food and myth-busting bring vaccines to hesitant farmworkers

Apr 14, 2021
As much as 18% of the U.S. agricultural and farmworker population has tested positive for COVID-19 compared to 5% of the general population.
Rico Peralta holds up a bandana with messages in multiple languages spoken in the Central Valley. They’ve found that farmworkers prefer bandanas to face masks.
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Push to vaccinate Latinx farmworkers picks up

Apr 12, 2021
As farm work, and COVID risk, pick up through the spring and summer, getting vaccines into the arms of workers is a priority.
Last year, as farm work picked up, COVID spread like wildfire in the crowded fruit-packing plants.
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Rural Washington confronts vaccine disparity for its Latinx workforce

Apr 7, 2021
Vaccination of ag workers and families in Yakima Valley is now picking up thanks in part to more doses flowing in.
The Latinx community is getting vaccinated at a slower rate than other Americans.
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Complex, enduring economic factors put Latinx people at high risk for COVID

Mar 17, 2021
In one Colorado county, many Latinx people work in "essential" jobs and live with roommates or relatives, making them vulnerable.
With so many high-risk factors, some members of the Latinx community don't know how they could realistically avoid exposure to COVID-19.
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People of color more at risk of COVID-19 spread at work

Dec 3, 2020
The Urban Institute says more than half of Black, Latinx and Native American workers have jobs that put them at a greater risk.
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