Ruben Diaz Sr. receives 1st dose of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine
The Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr.
received his first dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine with his son, the Bronx borough president, by his
The 77-year-old councilmember
was vaccinated at Doctor Medical Urgent Care on East Fordham Road.
Somos Community Care and the
New York Hispanic Clergy Organization are part of the effort to educate
communities that Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. says have been used for
medical experiments throughout history.
Diaz Jr. also says that
biblical myths in a very
religious community are causing
hesitation for people of color.
The borough president has
called the Bronx the "ground zero”
for COVID devastation, and the answer is the vaccine.
At least 150 Hispanic
ministers and leaders were set to receive vaccines today to set an
The Bronx still has the
highest infection rate out of any borough at nearly 6%.
According to city data, a
total of 1 out of every 12 people in the ZIP code where the vaccinations are being given have had the
“I am here as a son, as a
family member who would never, ever, ever do anything to jeopardize the people
I love,” Diaz Jr. says.
The Bronx borough president
says he will be getting the shot as soon as he is eligible.
News 12 is told those who are
eligible can sign up for an appointment at the urgent care.