Vivera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in partnership with DoctorsOne Healthcare Systems (Doc1 Health) and the Manny Pacquiao Foundation, announced the launch of a joint vaccination initiative in Southern California.
By bringing together each teams’ respective expertise, the initiative strives to increase awareness for the low vaccination rates among underserved communities of Los Angeles County.
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With a less than 20 percent average vaccination rate among communities of color nationwide, the partnership aims to shine a light on the importance of vaccinations, especially as the Delta variant of COVID-19 increases in prevalence.
“From day one of the COVID-19 pandemic, partnerships like ours have proved vital in protecting the health and safety of Americans across the nation,” explained Chairman and CEO of Vivera, Paul Edalat. “Now more than ever, it’s important that we do our part to ensure our most vulnerable here in Los Angeles have the life-saving vaccine education and access they need.”
The partnership between Vivera and Doc1 Health will lead to various awareness campaigns and vaccination events in several Southern California communities. Vivera and Doc1 Health will continue to work with community partners to ensure immediate testing access for the most vulnerable population of Los Angeles through the coordination of large-scale testing events. Through its partnership with Areum Bio LLC and Access Bio, Inc., Vivera is distributing Access Bio’s FDA-authorized CareStart™ COVID-19 Antigen Test and providing these tests to be used during the events.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been disproportionately devastating for underserved populations,” explained Lea Ramirez, Founder and CEO of Doc1 Health. “By expanding local vaccine access, we can do our best to protect our communities from the worst effects of the Delta variant, which has proved particularly deadly since its inception.”
The Manny Pacquiao Foundation, founded by Manny Pacquiao, an eight-division World Boxing Champion, and current Philippine Senator, is spearheading community outreach efforts for the campaign.
“The Pacquiao Foundation is dedicated to fighting for those in need around the world and has reached over one million people in need of help since its establishment in 2019,” states Jon Sisson, Executive Director of the Manny Pacquiao Foundation. “This joint venture with Vivera and Doc1 perfectly encapsulates our mission to bring hope wherever it is needed.”