- Georgia: Second day of vaccination against COVID-19 at the Mexican Consulate
- A total of 450 Pfizer vaccines were administered, of which 199 were administered for the second dose.
- Since October 2020, more than 6 thousand COVID-19 tests have been carried out at the Consulate
The Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta made the 2nd. Day of vaccination against COVID-19, aimed at Hispanics over 65 years of age, their primary caregivers and as well as people 55 years of age or older, with a medical condition that puts their immune system at risk.
According to a press release sent to the media, a total of 450 Pfizer vaccines were applied, of which 199 were administered for the second dose of those vaccinated on February 27, during the 1st Vaccination Day held by this Consulate.
665 vaccines have been applied at the Consulate
“With this 2nd Day, 665 vaccines against COVID-19 have been applied this year. Likewise, since October 2020, more than 6 thousand COVID-19 tests have been carried out in this Consulate with the support of Emory University and CORE, the statement cites.
This effort is focused on the goal of vaccinating a segment of the Hispanic population against COVID-19, which represents close to one million people in Georgia, that is, almost 10% of the state’s population. Mexicans are the majority of Hispanics in the state, with about 500,000 people.
Organizations that support this event
The event was carried out thanks to the interest of the Fulton County health authorities, the support of institutions such as Emory University, whose staff administered the vaccines, as well as the logistical support of the Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) and the promotion among Hispanics by the Latino Community Fund (LCF), an institution that also operates the programs of the Consulate’s Health Window.
“Every day, including weekends, we will continue to assist more than 350 people in their passport and consular registration procedures, which represents more than 10,000 people a month. We will continue working for the health of our people and their documentation needs, ”the statement said.
The Consul General grateful for the support of the organizations that made it possible
The consul general of Mexico in Atlanta shared on your Facebook account the second day of vaccination against COVID-19 at the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta and expressed his gratitude to the organizations that joined this day and made it possible.
“Very grateful to the Latino Community Fund, Fulton County Board of Health, CORE and Emory Rollins School of Public Health,” wrote the consul on his Facebook account.
Establish avenues of collaboration to benefit the Mexican and Hispanic community in Atlanta
Cobb County Sheriff Craig Owens held a meeting with the Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, Javier Díaz de León, with the objective of establishing avenues of collaboration that benefit the Mexican and Hispanic community within the United States.
This meeting was held to address the issue of the suspension of 287 (G), and what it reflects on the reality that the immigrant community are people of peace, are people who come to the United States to work. This decision to suspend 287 (G) leaves the way open for the community to trust the authorities.
About the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta
The Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta is in charge of providing services and assistance to Mexican citizens living in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. Documentation, Protection and Legal Assistance and Community Participation are the three pillars of consular services that are provided to the Mexican community.
The promotion of commerce, tourism and the cultural heritage of Mexico in the region are also among the priority tasks of the consulate.
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