Lowrider Coalition Joins National City’s 100 Day Vaccination Campaign
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Photo by Melissa Mae
To increase its numbers of vaccinated residents, National City has launched a 100 day COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign. And National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis says the community response has been positive.
“It’s been amazing. We heard that we are driving demand,” she said.
Now on the second and fourth Saturday at Las Palmas Elementary School — the location of a walk-up, first come, first serve vaccination clinic — people can expect more than a shot in the arm.
The United Lowrider Coalition will be displaying their iconic lowriders to help promote COVID-19 vaccination.
Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis knows what these vehicles symbolize.
“The lowrider is part of the Chicano/Latino culture," said Sotelo-Solis. "It’s not just a vehicle you see out on display, it’s art. It's expression of family members they may have lost or respect.”
Jovita Arellano, a volunteer with the United Lowrider Coalition says the group will support the city many of them call home.
“It will draw more people to the event, especially the Latino community. They’ll feel more confident in saying, you know what, I think I should go do this for me for my family," Arellano said.
National City hopes to reach 48,000 vaccines with the help of these clinics. There will also be a walk-up clinic at the National City Library every Thursday
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