The Biggest Barriers to COVID Vaccination for Black and Latinx People

The Biggest Barriers to COVID Vaccination for Black and Latinx People

A Latina essential worker who lives in Montgomery County, Maryland, drove an hour and a half south to the nearest pharmacy where she could get her COVID vaccination. * The Kaiser Family Foundation collects data on COVID cases, deaths and vaccination rates among people who identify as Black, white, Asian or Hispanic. Many factors may be behind these discrepancies [see additional graphics]: Age minimums for COVID vaccination could favor white Americans, who have a longer life expectancy than Black Americans. Poor Internet access may make securing vaccine appointments a challenge. Black Americans are still more likely than white Americans to resist getting a vaccine, although this gap has decreased over time.

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