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Rep. Gallego to Host Vaccination Event this Saturday, May 15

May 14, 2021
Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Rep. Ruben Gallego will host a vaccination and education event this Saturday, May 15th from 9 am until 3 pm at Carl Hayden Community High School, 3333 West Roosevelt St., Phoenix AZ, along with special guests UnidosUS, Embry Health, and Phoenix Union High School District. Attendees can get their questions about the vaccine answered and receive their first dose of the vaccine.

Rep. Gallego will be available to answer questions from the media from 10 am until 11 am. Media who wish to attend should RSVP to christina.carr@mail.house.gov.

“The neighborhoods in my district have some of the lowest vaccination rates in Arizona. I wanted to help bring vaccines to my constituents, and to help those who still have questions about the vaccine to get the facts,” said Rep. Ruben Gallego. “I’m grateful to UnidosUS, Embry Health, and Phoenix Union High School District for helping me to make this happen. All families, no matter where they live, deserve the opportunity to protect themselves and those around them by getting vaccinated.”

UnidosUS is proud to take the Esperanza Hope For All Campaign to Phoenix, offering information and answering questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Dispelling myths and helping our communities feel comfortable is essential to making sure Latinos get a vaccine, protecting themselves and their families against COVID-19. Latinos have been on the front line as essential workers throughout this pandemic and deserve equitable access to vaccines and information about the vaccines.”

“We have a goal to vaccinate 30,000 people by the 18th, which means meeting them where they are. If someone doesn’t have the ability to travel, we’ll come to you. Nothing should stand in the way of making sure everyone in our community has the opportunity to get vaccinated,” said Raymond Embry  

“We are excited to host Congressman Gallego and his staff at Carl Hayden,” said Dr. Chad Geston, Phoenix Union Superintendent. “We remain fully committed to making the COVID vaccine as accessible as possible to our community.

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