NORTH HILLS (CBSLA) — A new campaign to get more people in Los Angeles County vaccinated against COVID-19 kicked off Thursday in North Hills.
City Council President Nury Martinez, Los Angeles Fire Department personnel and other volunteers went door-to-door to educate people about the vaccine and distribute doses to those who wanted them.READ MORE: GoFundMe Set Up For Tomas Mejia, Security Guard Fatally Stabbed At Park La Brea Apartments
The State opens up in less than 2 weeks and we need to make sure our most vulnerable community members are protected. pic.twitter.com/r2nXPoZz1q
— Nury Martinez (@CD6Nury) June 3, 2021READ MORE: United Teachers LA Vote In Favor Of Agreement With LAUSD For Physical Return To 2021-2022 School Year
Officials said the Vax Up L.A. program was meant to ensure equitable distribution of available vaccines as the state prepares to reopen in less than two weeks.
“It’s a good thing, honestly, because a lot of people, they don’t have a ride or they can’t afford a ride,” Felix Lopez, a North Hills resident, said. “Along with that, it’s an easy thing and very helpful for the community as well.”MORE NEWS: Suspected Car Thief In Custody After Pursuit Ends In North Hollywood
Officials said the program will expand in the coming weeks to other neighborhoods with low vaccination rates in hopes of increasing the county’s number of vaccinated residents.