‘El Tri’ Supporter Group PVA to Help Promote COVID-19 Vaccination at Mexico vs. Ecuador Tailgate

In an effort to promote COVID-19 vaccination among the Hispanic and Latinx community, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with multiple organizations, including Mexican National Team Supporter Group, PVA, to inform soccer fans on the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination during the Mexico vs. Ecuador international friendly on October 27th outside of Bank of America Stadium.

Before the action kicks off inside the stadium, there will various activities taking place outside throughout the day including a mobile on-site vaccine unit, giveaways, and informational tables with representatives from different local Hispanic/Latinx community-based organizations next to the pre-game tailgate party hosted by PVA’s North Carolina Chapter.

“We’ve made great progress in getting vaccines to Hispanic and Latinx communities across North Carolina, but we still have more work to do to ensure everyone is protected from the serious illness and complications that can result from COVID-19 infection,” said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. “As a big soccer fan, I am particularly excited about this partnership where we can work together to share accurate information about the vaccines and keep people healthy.”

Amongst all the perks of staying protected from the virus, fans that show proof of vaccination will also have a chance to take part in a meet-and-greet with Mexico and Liga MX legend Claudio “El Emperador” Suarez.

“PVA is more than a supporter group,” says PVA North Carolina Chapter Captain, Antonio Sanchez. “Over the years, this has formed into a family that looks out for one another. We want everyone to keep enjoying Mexico games as safely as they can and are happy to take part in this event.”

The mobile vaccine unit will be set up with tents inside AT&T Fútbol Fiesta at Romare Bearden Park, and vaccines will be available from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (COMINARTY) and Johnson & Johnson brand vaccines will all be available during the event as well as booster shots for eligible North Carolinians. Bilingual medical professionals and staff will be on-site to answer any questions fans and community members may have about the vaccines.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines in North Carolina or to find a vaccine location, visit MySpot.NC.gov or call the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center for free at 888-675-4567. Individuals can also text their zip code to 438829 to find vaccine locations near them.



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