With Excess Doses, El Paso Is Giving the Vaccine to Mexican Truckers Crossing the Border

With Excess Doses, El Paso Is Giving the Vaccine to Mexican Truckers Crossing the Border

Commercial trucker and Juarez resident Martin Figueroa takes advantage of El Paso's push to vaccinate long haul truckers at the Ysleta–Zaragoza International Bridge.Martín Figueroa hit the brakes on his forty-ton dust-coated semi truck and drew to a halt just short of the pop-up vaccination tent on the Ysleta-Zaragoza International Bridge. It was 9 a.m., and he had just crossed the border from Juárez into El Paso. A U.S. customs official had alerted him about the opportunity to get vaccinated, and when he spotted the blue tent he pulled over and clambered out of his truck. Staffers in scrubs guided him toward a table, where they asked for his name and insurance details—enough information to identify him, but too little to determine his country of origin. Next, Figueroa was shuffled to a second table, where he pulled up his sleeve and winced as the needle went in. “No…View Original Post

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