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Inside their Glassell Park home, Louis Salazar Jr. gently rubbed the foot of his elderly mother, who lay in bed as a nurse prepared her COVID-19 booster shot.
“I’m going to vaccinate you now, OK?” licensed vocational nurse Angela Tapia told the 88-year-old woman, who has Parkinson’s disease and is immobile.
Salazar, 64, watched and counted down out loud from the foot of the bed. “Three, two, one — see?” he said as Tapia swiftly applied a bandage. “Perfect.”
The newest booster shot, which targets both the original strain of the coronavirus and Omicron subvariants that have swept across the country, had been available for weeks at pharmacies, clinics and pop-up sites including schools and recreation centers. But for Salazar, making such a trip with his elderly mother would be a mammoth undertaking. Maria Salazar cannot get out of bed and relies on a feeding tube, attached to a machine that starts beeping if the formula bag gets clogged.
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