Event aims to get vaccine to Hispanic community in Osceola County

Florida Technical College teamed up with AdventHealth

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Florida Technical College teamed up with AdventHealth to administer dozens of covid-19 vaccines.

“I got the Pfizer vaccine and I’m really happy that I’m finally vaccinated,” Paris Levert said.

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Officials said more than 51% of the population is Hispanic or Latino, the health department in Osceola County said about 33% of that population has been vaccinated.

Officials believe many are still hesitant to get the vaccine.

Florida Technical College Executive Director, Martin Levert, spoke to News 6 on Thursday ahead of the event.

“After getting a lot of information from advent health officials knowing that that is an underserviced population in terms of vaccines and vaccinations in general, we want to give them an opportunity to come to a centralized location here in Osceola,” Martin Levert said.

FTC had bilingual staff at the vaccine site to help residents with language barriers. They plan to host another vaccine event in the upcoming weeks for those who are due for their second dose.

About the Author:

Ezzy Castro is a multimedia journalist on News 6's morning team who has a passion for telling the stories of the people in the Central Florida community. Ezzy worked at WFOR CBS4 in South Florida and KBMT in Beaumont, Texas, where she covered Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Being from Miami, Ezzy loves Cuban coffee and croquetas!