HITN Airs Exclusive “Vacunate Por Todos” Program Addressing Common Vaccine Concerns And Questions Among The Latin American Community
The special one-hour program “Vacúnate Por Todos” will be presented by internationally renowned news anchor and award-winning journalist Maria Elena Salinas and Vida Y Salud editor-in-chief Dr Aliza Lifshitz, accompanied by health expert and researcher Dr Carlos del Rio and Public Information Officer for the California Task Force, Yurina Melara Valulis Thursday, June 24 at 7 p.m. ET / PT
BROOKLYN, NY, June 19, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – HITN, the leading Spanish-language network that provides educational and entertainment content to more than 44 million American homes, will be broadcast “Empty Por Todos” during prime time on HITN-TV Thursday, June 24 at 7 p.m. ET / PT. This special program will address the inaccuracies of the COVID-19 vaccine and the current distrust of the Latin American community; provide the most recent information on the importance of getting vaccinated and review what vaccines are available in the United States and the safety of each vaccine.
María Elena Salinas, one of the most recognized Hispanic women journalists in the United States, with a trajectory of almost 40 years and winner of the Emmy and Peabody awards for her excellence in the coverage of elections, natural disasters, armed conflict and interviews with renowned international personalities. artists and personalities, launches “Vacunate Por Todos” alongside Dr Aliza A. Lifshitz, editorial director of HITN’s health and wellness program “Vida y Salud” and recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics by the Hispanic Business Magazine. Amid the current reluctance of the Latin American community to access the COVID-19 vaccine, the program aims to provide Spanish-speaking families with accurate information and substantiated research data to allay fears and doubts regarding the myths and the mistrust of the COVID-19 vaccine. The panel will feature Dr. Carlos del Rio, a leading expert in the field of medical investigation who is currently at the center of the pandemic research field to discuss the differences between the vaccines available in the United States and share the findings. latest data on COVID-19 vaccination rates among the Latino community.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID Data Tracker, 57% of those vaccinated shared their race / ethnicity. Of that number, only 15% were Latino. However, in the past two weeks, 3 in 10 vaccines have been given to Latino residents in an attempt to boost the numbers. Some of the barriers that have kept the Latino community from getting vaccinated include fear of missing work due to side effects, the possible cost of vaccinations, immigration status, and unresolved issues regarding the vaccination program and individual vaccines. Some of the most recurring questions raised around vaccines that the panel covers on the hour-long special are: “Why are the number of Latinos vaccinated so low? Is it out of fear or out of information? How long is it? immunity lasts? third dose? Is it safe to vaccinate our children? Do available vaccines protect against all variants of the virus? “
As a leading expert in the field, Dr Carlos del Rio is a distinguished professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine and Executive Associate Dean for Emory at Grady. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr del Rio led research, developed policies, wrote scientific publications and made countless media appearances, while advising city, state and national leaders on best practices and steps.
Finally, Yurina Melara Valiulis, Spain’s main spokesperson and Public Information Officer II of the California Immunization Working Group focuses on sharing accurate statistics regarding the Latin American community to understand the relevance of immunization to population.
Hosting Miami City’s “Vacunate Por Todos”, Maria Elena Salinas and Dr Aliza A. Lifshitz will connect with Dr Carlos del Rio and Yurina Melara Valiulis, located in the Atlanta and Los Angeles hubs, as well as the show audience surveys of Latino residents regarding immunization knowledge and the myths that surround it on the streets of New York and Los Angeles.
HITN will air the hour-long special on Thursday, June 24 in prime time at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, and will host a replay on Thursday, June 24 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
To learn more about “Vacunate Por Todos”, visit https://hitn.tv/vacunate
HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches over 44 million homes in the United States and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, AT&T TV, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice, Liberty Cable & Claro (Puerto Rico). Download the “HITN GO” Everywhere app available on Apple, Android, Apple TV and Roku® with a cable subscription. For more information visit: www.hitn.org and follow @HITNtv on social platforms.
See the source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210618005585/en/
Lina Sands / 646-731-3887 / [email protected]