LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, June 19th, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair, Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District hosted a skate park day and vaccination clinic in partnership with The Garage Lounge & Skate Shop.
“I am honored to partner with local youth groups and organizations like The Garage that provide meaningful youth opportunities while bringing vaccines directly to our youth and removing barriers to vaccination,” said Chair Solis. “East Los Angeles was one of the hardest hit communities during the pandemic, so it is incredibly important for our youth to get vaccinated, especially now with the County’s full reopening.”
The event also featured a vaccine clinic courtesy of Fulgent Genetics and a resource fair for community residents in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, Alma Family Services, and The Urban Warehouse.
“We celebrated international skate day, honoring the diversity of skateboarders around the world while highlighting youth empowerment programs and activities,” said Owner of The Garage Lounge and Skate Shop, Jerry Carrera. “The reason we are partnering with the Office of Supervisor Solis to bring vaccines to youth is because we want to help the youth stay protected and so we can start living our new normal.”
The Pfizer vaccine was made available to participants over the age of 12 at Belvedere Skate Park with a capacity to administer up to 200 doses. This pop-up vaccine clinic and community-based event is part of ongoing efforts to increase vaccination rates, targeting youth in communities across the First District.
Kimberly Ortega, Acting Communications Director, (213) 361-6435 or KOrtega@bos.lacounty.gov
Stephany Villaseñor, Communications Deputy, (213) 308-9017 or SVillasenor@bos.lacounty.gov