Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Holds Press Conference on Vaccine Distribution within Orange County Communities
FULLERTON –Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D- Orange County) held a press conference at Richman Community Center with County of Orange Board of Supervisor, Vice Chair, Doug Chaffee (D – Fullerton) and local elected officials and community leaders to address the vaccine distribution within Orange County.
A few of the following members that participated in the press conference joined us from throughout North Orange County including Buena Park Mayor Connor Traut, Fullerton Councilmember Jesus Silva, Cypress Councilwoman Francis Marquez, Centralia School Board President Elizabeth Gonzalez, Anaheim Union High School District Board Member Al Jabbar, and community leaders to address the concerns about vaccine distribution to underserved regions and efforts on making the vaccine distribution more accessible for our community members.
“As we know many of our hard hit communities are in our underserved Latinx and ethnic community regions of Orange County lacking availability to vaccine distribution PODs,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. “With our LatinX community dying at a rate of 3-1, we must address the ongoing issues our community faces.”
“LatinX residents in Anaheim and Santa Ana are disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 and face barriers to accessing resources,” said Vice Chairman Doug Chaffee. “Our efforts to expand our County’s vaccine rollout plan will focus on targeting the Latinx communities in these cities to ensure equitable access to the vaccine.”
The Assemblywoman continues her efforts in assisting the residents of Assembly District 65 and will continue to collaborate with the County Health Care Agency and Board going forward to assist all of our communities to receive their vaccine.