Celebrated cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is partnering with the California Department of Public Health to develop artwork for social media encouraging Latinos to get vaccinated against COVID-19 this holiday season.
During the pandemic, Alcaraz has used his talents to reach the Latino community by blending humor and culturally relevant themes to deliver facts about COVID-19 and vaccines. As the principal artist for CovidLatino, his art helps address pervasive vaccine hesitancy and misinformation circulating in California’s Latino communities.
Latinos make up 38.9 percent of the state’s population but 45.5 percent of COVID deaths.
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