Toward a Racially Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in DC: A Framework by the Council Office of Racial Equity   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "As vaccine data becomes available, it is evident that vaccinations are not equitably reaching District residents by race and location. This report aims to illuminate structural and institutional barriers to having a racially equitable vaccine distribution. This report also recommends best practices the District can take to ensure a racially equitable process exists moving forward. To accomplish this, the report examines best practices from jurisdictions throughout the country, analyzes successful and less successful frameworks, and pulls from available DC Health data. The start of the District's vaccination process enabled the whitest and wealthiest neighborhoods to have exponential vaccination rates, leaving the rest of the District with low vaccination rates. Since the roll out, demand has outweighed supply. Residents continue to experience long waiting lines and there is confusion about how and where to register. In some instances, distributors find themselves throwing away unused vaccines when they close for the day. It is against this backdrop that this report aims to provide guidance on how the District can proceed forward in a strategic and inclusive way."

Council Office of Racial Equity
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