By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – On Sunday, vaccine efforts in our area continued to expand.READ MORE: Elton John Will Make Tour Stop At PNC Park In 2022
OCA Asian-American advocates teamed up with UPMC for a second-dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
The clinic focused on helping members of the local Asian-American and Pacific Islander community get vaccinated.READ MORE: Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped Under A Shed In South Park Township
In order to make sure everyone whos was in need of a shot got one, there were two dozen interpreters to help navigate the process.
“Three, four weeks ago, we were able to bring them in and created a sense of comfort with translators,” said Marian Lien, the president of OCA Pittsburgh. “We have over 25 translating in Madrian as well as Spanish for these community members, many of whom work in our restaurant industry.”MORE NEWS: GOP Voting Law Bill Clears State House Amid Wolf Veto Threat
Organizers say events and clinics like these help address vaccine hesitancy.