For Immediate Release
July 31, 2021
Filipino Young Leaders Program and Community Partners Offer Free Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic in Carson, California and Chicago, Illinois
CARSON, California & CHICAGO, Illinois — The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) and its virtual COVID-19 help desk Tayo partnered with several community organizations in the Los Angeles County and Chicago areas to offer accessible vaccine pop-up clinics this summer.
This collaboration among Filipino serving nonprofits and public entities came together as a direct response to the changing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and access to vaccine supplies.
For the Los Angeles County area pop-up held on June 26 in Carson, FYLPRO, along with the Council of Young Filipinx Americans in Medicine (CYFAM), Mabuhay Credit Union, Filipinx/a/o Community Health Association (FILCHA), Clinica Romero, and the City of Carson teamed up to offer second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines as well as single Johnson & Johnson shots.
Initial doses of the two-shot vaccines were administered at a previous pop-up held on June 5.
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For the Chicago area pop-up held on June 27 FYLPRO along with CYFAM, Philippine Nurses Association of Illinois, Inc. (PNAI), Live Every Second (LES), Filipino American Community Health Initiative of Chicago (FACHIC), Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE), Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA Chicago), Gawad Kalinga-Chicago, Midwest Pilipino American Coalition (MPAC), and Philippine American Cultural Foundation (PACF) partnered with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide both the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. The date for the second dose was held on July 18. The events were held at St. Padre Pio Parish that also included blood pressure checks, glucose screenings, and health education along with CPR training. Both Chicago Events provided the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson Covid Vaccines.
“I appreciate the efforts of our FYLPRO members especially our Executive committee and our many partner organizations who took the lead making vaccines accessible for anyone who needs it in LA and Chicago”, said Louella Rose Cabalona, President of the Filipino Young Leaders Program. “With vaccines now available to anyone 12 years or older, yet only 33% of 12-15-year-olds have received one shot, holding events like these in safe spaces is a trustworthy reminder to parents and everyone that vaccines work and they are essential for the safety of communities.”
In addition to regional pop up vaccine clinics, some other upcoming COVID19 related events include a virtual panel discussion on data disaggregation with Tayo in partnership with Asian Journal and GMA in August and the upcoming nationwide vaccine survey aimed toward the Filipino community.
About the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)
FILIPINO YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM (FYLPRO) is a network of high performing, next-generation leaders who advance the Philippines and the Filipino people through their advocacy and expertise in various industries.
We continually expand the pipeline of Filipino young leaders in the diaspora. By connecting them to the motherland, we foster collaborative multinational relationships that create innovations and support the socio-economic progress of the global Filipino community.
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