LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — More than 200 free flu shots were given to Mexican nationals in an event that took place at the Mexican Consulate under their Binational Health Week (BHW) activities.
In a joint effort with REACH, a non-profit organization in charge of the Consulate’s Health Resource Center, there was an opening ceremony where they both were recognized with a certificate by Gov.Steve Sisolak.
This was the governor’s first visit as an elected governor to the Mexican Consulate.
“Unfortunately, we know that COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on our Latino Community. That’s why it’s extra important for this community to take advantage of the flu shot. I am so proud of all the work here to help ensure we connect as many Nevadans to flu shots as possible,” said Sisolak.
Rebeca Aceves, REACH Coordinator, said: “We are happy with the response to the free flu vaccination events. Our main goal is the health and well-being of our community. For REACH and the Ventanilla de Salud program, our priority will always be to touch the lives of the people we serve and to fight every day to obtain more benefits for Nevadan families.”
The Consul of Mexico, Juan Escutia said that other health services are also offered for free, but they do require an appointment, However, information like immigration status or country of origin is not relevant to access these services.
“Many people do not have insurance; many people do not have access to health services, and we are here to help,” said Escutia.
He also mentioned that most services are now online, due to COVID-19. The dates and times of upcoming events are available at https://bit.ly/2GosJh4.