Asian Pacific Community in Action provided free shingles vaccines to uninsured community members at their new offices in Central Phoenix on Saturday, 1 August 2015. Shingles infections are caused by a virus and results in very a painful rash and blisters. People over 50 are especially at risk. In total 73 community members received shingles vaccinations, two dozen also received free hepatitis A and B virus vaccinations. Vaccines were provided by Maricopa County Public Health. APCA staff and medical interpreters provided in-language care in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Hindi, Gujarati, and Korean. APCA provides training to bi-lingual community members interested in careers as medical interpreters. For more information please visithttp://bit.ly/BBIHSEPT2015.
Lloyd Y. Asato, Executive Director
Asian Pacific Community in Action
4520 N Central Ave, Suite 380 (Effective June 1, 2015)