Language barriers, technology hurdles and limited transportation hurt Asian American Texans' access to vaccines

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Coi T Tran, mother Tiem Thi Tran, and Sinh Nguyen bundle up from the cold while waiting in line for the COVID-19 vaccine at Fair Park in Dallas. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

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Yong Son Swindale, 71, has been living fearfully of the coronavirus for the past year, only leaving her house in Houston for groceries and doctor appointments. She has lung cancer. Her husband, 82, has heart problems and Alzheimer’s Disease.

The two have been eligible for the vaccine because of their age and health conditions since January. But they only just got on a waitlist this month, after a local pastor reached out and registered them.