LOS ANGELES — A special four-day effort is underway to ensure that seniors, especially people of color, get vaccinated in the ninth district of Los Angeles.
Anthony Angulo, 71, got his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday after trying and failing over and over again.
“That’s why I’m here because I’m happy. I’m happy. I’m happy. That’s all I can say, I’m happy that I’m doing it for me,” said Angulo.
Special transportation was provided to make sure seniors like Angulo living in the ninth district could make it to the pop-up site in South Park.
Councilmember Curren Price Jr. is working with the L.A. Fire Department and L.A. Department of Transportation to guarantee those who are trying to get the vaccine can.
Price received the shot himself to create trust in the vaccine because his constituents are getting sick and dying.
"It’s been devastating," he said. "The figures are suggesting that not only is there a disproportionately high number of black and brown people being infected, but a disproportionately low number of these individuals have been getting the vaccine, and so we just want to make sure we can turn that around."
The event started Tuesday and runs through Friday, February 12 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. It is located at the South Park Recreation Center. Pre-registration for a vaccination is required by calling Councilman Curren Price’s District Office at: (323) 846-2651.