Diane Latiker is the founder of Kids Off the Block, an outreach program that pivoted to street-level canvassing to encourage residents in Chicago’s Roseland and Chicago Heights communities to get vaccinated.
She said she is having the vaccine debate more often than she’d like, impinging on President Biden’s new vaccination goal of at least one shot into 70% of adult Americans by the Fourth of July.
“I want my community to count in health, don’t bypass them because of their economic status or where they live, the color of their skin. They got to be just as important,” Latiker said.
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