ORLANDO, Fla. — In an effort to bring vaccination services closer to communities in need, Alianza Center will host “neighborhood fairs” in predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods across Central Florida.
Executive Director Johanna Lopez said the plan is to target neighborhoods most at risk for COVID-19.
“We work with the community,” Lopez said. “When we have conversations with them, we identify the needs of them.”
In addition to providing COVID-19 vaccines, the ‘feria de vecindarios” will include immigration and education support, professional development, and voter registration help.
Lopez said the goal is to give the community tools and resources to help them grow and prosper.
“We want families to come out and have a great time while learning about important services in our community that are available to them,” Lopez said.
The first neighborhood fair will be held at Iglesia Jesus De Nazaret, located at 26 Willow Dr. Orlando, Florida on Saturday, October 16 at 3 p.m.
“We are excited to host our first feria de vecindario in Azalea Park, a neighborhood that is made up predominantly of high-risk groups and essential workers,” Lopez said. “They don’t have sometimes the time, or the transportation to go to different government offices so they can receive the services...This is the reason we created the feria de vecindario.”
Lopez says Alianza and her team will continue with this work. They have plans to hold their next feria de vecindario in Osceola County.
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More information about Alianza Center and its mission can be found here.
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