By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — There was a big step taken Friday afternoon in the effort to get more South Los Angeles residents vaccinated against COVID-19.

A pop-up vaccine clinic offered nearly 400 vaccines for the community.

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The Center For Family Health and Education hosted the event and said South L.A. residents are some of the most vulnerable right now.

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The clinic targeted recycling workers who said their long work hours make it a challenge to get vaccinated.

“We’re making it very simple by educating them, by being out here where they work, and hopefully making it more accessible and easier for them — removing all the obstacles to get the vaccine,” said Cesar Landeros with the Center For Family Health and Education.

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Event organizers said that after learning more about the vaccine, workers agreed to get the sho and even brought their family members along with them.