This week, 200 COVID-19 vaccines will be given to those with issues such as language barriers, limited technology access and limited transportation. They are to be given out at Cafe of Life in Bonita Springs.
Both organizers and the community are excited for this opportunity.
They are fully booked and ready-to-go in Bonita Springs. Come Wednesday, 200 people will be vaccinated thanks to Cafe of Life. They teamed up with the Department of Health in Lee County.
Yadi Munoz is the Site Manager of Cafe of Life. “A lot of people mention they had been waiting for their shot for quite a while. So they’re just very happy that they were going to have it very convenient for them,” Munoz said.
Language and technology continue to be barriers for so many communities here in Southwest Florida. Munoz says they went door-to-door to sign people up and help close that gap.
“Well a lot of people just didn’t have the access and I made it very easy for them with just calling, texting their name and getting them on a list,” said Munoz.
Since these 200 spots filled up quickly, Munoz says they already have a waitlist ready for the next round of vaccine doses.
“I think it’s very important, especially for our community that a lot of our people don’t speak the English language and for them to have it it’s just extremely important,” Munoz said. “They were very excited, they were thrilled.”
Those who will be receiving the vaccine on Wednesday, again, already have an appointment. So, during that time, they will not be accepting walk-ins.