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Calif. medical workers fight to bridge the Latino COVID-19 vaccination gap

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LOS ANGELES — Latino health care workers in California’s predominantly Latino neighborhoods are fighting to bridge the COVID-19 vaccination gap in their community.

“If we do not learn right now and create better health care for our communities, and if we do not address the social determinants of health, equity and equality, this thing will happen again and again,” Dr. Ilan Shapiro, a medical director at AltaMed, based in Orange County, told Yahoo News.

According to the Los Angeles Department of Health, nearly 68 percent of the county’s eligible residents are fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, the number of fully vaccinated Latinos countywide is smaller — 55 percent,

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