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Wed Sep 29, 2021, 10:16 AM

Latino community has highest vaccination rate in Knox Co. compared to any other demographic

Right now in Knox County -- Latino residents are currently leading the way in the fight against COVID-19 with the highest vaccine rate among any population group, according to the Knox County Health Department.

The rate is more than 60% -- higher than the rate of white residents, which as of Tuesday say at 44%.

So how did this community achieve this?

"Let's start this conversation, and not just be like, 'Go to these places,' and not really take care of it. I'm on the call. I'm on the phone, figuring out how are those events going," said Cristina Caceres, Community resources director Centro Hispano.

For Caceres -- starting the conversation means strong outreach through many methods. She said the higher vaccination rate has provided a moment of relief, but they're aware the work must continue.

"It makes me happy, it makes me really happy. Because when we started this process with COVID back in March, what we found was completely the opposite," said Liliana Burbano a public health planner at the Knox County Health Department.

For all the talk about how minorities are unvaccinated, here's a success story.

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Tanuki Sep 2021 #1

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Wed Sep 29, 2021, 12:24 PM

1. Bravo! Well done!

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