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Sunday, 16 May 2021

Operations begin at FEMA mobile vaccination units

Credit: KGUN, Tucson, AZ
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Operations begin at FEMA mobile vaccination units
Operations begin at FEMA mobile vaccination units

FEMA IS IN PIMA COUNTYPUTTING SHOTS IN ARMS AT NEWMOBILE VACCINE UNITS.

9 ONYOUR SIDE'S CIARA ENCINASTAKES US INSIDE THE OPERATIONON TUCSON'S SOUTHSIDE.CIARA ON CAM: "FEMA'S HOPING TOHAVE THESE SEATS FILLED WITHTHOSE HARDEST HIT BY THEPANDEMIC IN OUR COMMUNITY.""WE'LL HAVE FOLKS WALKING INTHROUGH HERE" (NATS) INSIDETHE MOBILE VACCINATION UNITSARE STAFF READY TO REGISTERPEOPLE ON THE SPOT (NATS ABOUTLANGUAGE) AND GET THEMVACCINATED IN ANYWHERE FROMFIFTEEN TO THIRTY MINUTES.

ONEOF THE FIRST UNITS LOCATED ONSACRED PASAQUI LAND AT PIMACOMMUNITY COLLEGE'S DESERTVISTA CAMPUS.

"THE POINT OFTHIS REALLY 6 TO 8 WEEKS OFCLINICS IS TO DO THAT IS TOGET US TO THE FINAL TAIL OFPEOPLE WE NEED TOO IMMUNIZE INOUR COMMUNITY." THEPARTNERSHIP BETWEEN FEMA ANDPIMA COUNTY HAS BEEN A LONGTIME COMING.

IT'S ALL PART OFTHE COUNTY'S PUSH FOR EQUITYMAKING SURE PEOPLE ARECOMFORTABLE AND TRUST WHERETHEY ARE GETTING THEIR SHOTS."WE'LL GO TO THE PEOPLE.

THEPEOPLE WON'T HAVE TO WORRYABOUT GOING TO FIXEDFACILITIES FOR VACCINATION."AND COMMUNITY LEADERS LIKEPASQAYAQUI CHAIRPERSON PETER UDUH PEE SIO SAYS THE MOBILEUNITS WILL MAKE HIS REGIONSAFER.

"HOPEFULLY WITH THIS WECAN ALL REACH THAT COMFORTABLESTAGE WHERE WE TRY TO GET BACKTO SOME TYPE OF NORMAL." BUTFOR SOME PROXIMITY ISN'TENOUGHTHEY HAVE OTHER FEARS.(SPANISH NAT SOUND) "FEARS OFTHE PROCESSING AND EVEN FEARSOF IMMIGRATION ISSUES THIS ISNOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

QUITESIMPLY WE'RE JUST ASKING YOUTO COME AND GET VACCINATED."CIARA TAG: "NO ONE 18 ANDOLDER WILL BE TURNED AWAY FROMTHE MOBILE VACCINE UNITS.

IFYOU'D LIKE TO FIND THELOCATION NEAREST YOU- HEAD TOOUR WEBSITE KGUN 9 DOT COM.CIARA ENCINAS, KGUN 9 ON YOURSIDE."

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