Thursday, August 6, 2020

Latino Democrats demand flu vaccines for migrants after the death of a 16-year-old boy in Border Patrol custody

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) demanded yesterday that the Trump administration provide flu vaccines and enhanced medical care for detained migrants in the wake of revelations that a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy in Border Patrol custody died of the flu in May. “This is flu season that we’re going into, and the administration has decided not […]

Guest Blogger: Julie Chavez Rodriguez “What Health Reform Means for Latinos – and Young Sisters”

Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently wrote an op-ed for NBC Latino encouraging her younger sister Alejandra and others to register for the Health Insurance Marketplace, which opens in October 2013. The Marketplace is one of the many important provisions of […]

Flu Season: Latinos Less Likely to Receive Flu Vaccine

Latinos are less likely to receive the flu vaccine when compared to other ethnic groups, a fact influenced by limited access to medical care, revealed Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, a medical epidemiologist with the Influenza Division of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in an ABC News report. The lack of inoculations is particularly concerning, he added, because Latinos […]