This mobile vaccination team fights fear and gang lines to protect LA’s most vulnerable

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Johanna Rodriguez rallies workers in a morning huddle before the first patients walk into the mobile vaccination site at Watts. Photo by Caleigh Wells.

The people getting COVID-19 vaccines tend to be whiter and more affluent. That’s why the city of LA deploys 10 mobile vaccination teams to some of the hardest-hit neighborhoods. For this site in Watts, volunteers made sure it wouldn’t be cut off by gang territory lines. They also knocked on doors to assuage residents’ vaccination fears.