Everything you do is for your family and your community, aquí y allá.
You are a father, a mother, a sister, a son, a primo, an abuela, an amiga, o una Comadre. Everybody looks up to you, depends on you and needs you feliz … and strong. Show yours how to keep themselves safe in the uptick of COVID-19. Help them see why vaccinating is important for your health, jobs, collective economy and happiness.
Throughout history, systemic challenges have contributed to disparities that prevent some people from living long, healthy lives. Due to longstanding barriers and health inequities, such as a historic lack of access to health care and nutritious foods, the Hispanic community has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. In fact, Hispanics are almost 2.5 times as likely to have died from COVID-19 than whites/non-Hispanics, when age is taken into account.
This disproportionate impact of the pandemic is shining a national light on the alarmingly low COVID-19 vaccination rates among the Hispanic community. The prevalence of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines is impacting the Hispanic community and other communities of color at a greater rate.
Being vaccinated significantly reduces your risk of dying or being hospitalized from COVID-19. Keep that in mind as you weigh your decision, especially if you’re at greater risk from high blood pressure or heart disease or are a heart attack or stroke survivor.
Like millions of Americans, you could be at higher risk for COVID-19 complications because of heart conditions, diabetes, high blood pressure, or obesity. Learning about the COVID-19 vaccine can be the first step toward getting back to your life. If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, talk to your health care provider, health care team or pharmacist.
Beat COVID-19 and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month strong!