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Equity in Vaccination: A Plan to Work with Communities of Color Toward COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had tragic and disproportionate adverse effects on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities across the United States. The number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths related to this disease is significantly higher in these groups. Additionally, members of BIPOC communities are among those hit the hardest by the economic and social upheavals caused by the pandemic. As the COVID-19 vaccination campaign begins, it is critical that vaccines be delivered fairly and equitably--so that everyone has the same level of access to this lifesaving technology. Just as pressing is the need to address longstanding disparities that have created the unequal situation that BIPOC communities are now in. This plan provides elected and appointed officials with the tools to create, implement, and support a vaccination campaign that works with BIPOC communities to remedy COVID-19 impacts, prevent even more health burdens, lay the foundation for unbiased healthcare delivery, and enable broader social change and durable community-level opportunities."

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2021-02
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2021 Johns Hopkins University
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Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security: https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/
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