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Lowrider Coalition Joins National City’s 100 Day Vaccination Campaign

The 100 day COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign at the National City Library on Apr...

Photo by Melissa Mae

Above: The 100 day COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign at the National City Library on April 8, 2021.

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.

Listen to this story by Melissa Mae.

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.

Reported by Melissa Mae

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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Melissa Mae
Freelance Reporter

opening quote marksclosing quote marksAs a freelance reporter, I cover a wide variety of stories. One day I may cover the current COVID-19 situation and the next day my story may be about a San Diego landmark. With a background in sports broadcasting, any time I get to cover a sports story is an added bonus! I love covering stories about the place I am lucky enough to call home, San Diego.

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