After almost two years into the COVID-19 global pandemic, Clínica Romero continues its advocacy for the equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccination as it serves residents in Pico-Union/Westlake and Boyle Heights/East LA, two neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. To date, Clínica Romero has provided over 20,000 vaccinations through events at local partner sites, including churches and schools. They continue to deliver regular Telehealth and Teledentistry visits to patients, provide hot meals, food vouchers, and financial assistance to low-income families and distribute masks, sanitizers, and face shields to street vendors and individuals experiencing homelessness.
On November 17, 2021, Clínica Romero held a virtual COVID-19 Recovery Fundraiser highlighting their brand-new space in partnership with the Lanterman Regional Center, expanding Clínica Romero's outreach and services. Their new exam rooms at the Alvarado clinic site serve children and adults with developmental disabilities and specialized health care needs who face many barriers to accessing high-quality health care. The fundraiser included a special COVID-19 update by Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer regarding Clínica Romero's essential impact on the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Community health centers like Clínica Romero served as a lifeline to residents throughout the pandemic and continue to play a crucial role in diagnosis, vaccination, and outreach to educate and serve the public.