Community event provides vaccine access to refugee families and experience for nursing students

February 24, 2023

A community event in Thornton on Friday offered an opportunity for refugee families from Afghanistan to get needed vaccines.

“They will be nervous but I think they will be fine,” Farid Stanikzai said.

He’s helping six-year-old, Hafsa and her sister seven-year-old, Hajira, and their family navigate life in the U.S. 

Because of their father’s work, they were forced to flee their home.

“They were there because they were happy, back there they wanted to help their country their people but the regime collapsed and because of their affiliation with the U.S. government they were not safe for them to stay,” he said.

Read more at CBS Colorado.

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