COVID-19 Chicago: Hispanic social service group launches bilingual COVID vaccine information website

CHICAGO (WLS) -- One of the largest Hispanic social service groups in the Chicago area has launched a bilingual COVID vaccine information website.

Casa Central's resource page has information about getting appointments, online learning and virtual events.

Latinos currently comprise 21.2% of COVID-19 cases in the United States, second only to whites at 55.6%, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data on March 31, Casa Central said. Latinos are vaccinated for COVID-19 at far lower rates than other groups, as well, the organization said.

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"As the pandemic unfolded, we at Casa Central anticipated the dramatic impact this crisis would have on the most vulnerable communities, especially the Latino community who make up a large share of our nation's essential workforce," Casa Central President and CEO Martin R. Castro said. "Today, we see another reality. The coronavirus pandemic has accentuated the already existing deep-seated inequities in health care for communities of color and amplified social and economic factors that contribute to poor health outcomes."

Visit casacentral.org/getvaccinated for more information.
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