PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A vaccine clinic was held in north Portland Monday for people of color. The event took place at Emmanuel Temple Church.

OHSU put on the event in partnership with a Multnomah County program aimed at improving the health of the BIPOC community.

“African-American, Latino, Pacific Islander, Native American, many different groups of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID and find themselves limited by structural barriers to access and often times concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine,” said Donn Spight who is a professor of surgery at OHSU.

The clinic was held Monday and Sunday for people already in eligible groups. Over 500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine were administered each day.

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Alan W

As a Pacific Islander I posted earlier how racist the program is as I did not receive my special invitation and was wondering why??? My comment was deleted so what is with the program here? Pacific Islanders are not minority enough? Maybe I need to go to the southern border and re-enter so I can get all the benefits immediately. I am so looking forward to completely free medical and my brand new Habitat for Humanity home!!! Viva Jose Biden! Me gusta mucho los estadoes unidos!! Todos son gratis!!!

PRENFROW

Yet this Vet with a severely compromised immune system and heart issues cannot get an appointment! Ahhh, that's right I am white. BIPOC, straight up racist program.

PRENFROW

Yet this Veteran with severely compromised immune system and heart conditions cannot get an appointment! OH IM WHITE I forgot!

This is program is as racist as it gets. PERIOD.

maxine

Amazing how the social justice groups fight for segregation. But it is not a white group so this isn't racism.

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