COVID-19 vaccination data shows troubling inequities persist

March 14, 2024

Despite the widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines since December 2020, sociodemographic inequities in vaccination rates—and preventable COVID-related deaths—have persisted.

A study by Jenny S. Guadamuz, assistant professor of health policy and management at UC Berkeley School of Public Health, reveals disturbing patterns in the national data gathered in 2022.

Writing in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, Guadamuz reports that 48% of White adults and nearly 67% of Asian adults received at least two COVID-19 vaccines and at least one booster shot. In contrast, Guadamuz found that only 35% of both Black and Latinx adults received the same number of COVID-19 inoculations.

Read more at Berkeley Public Health.

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