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Vaccination is Local: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Vary by County and Key Characteristics   [open html - 0B]

From the Introduction: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] has disproportionately affected certain underserved and high-risk populations, including people of color, those with underlying health conditions, and those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged. Ensuring access to COVID-19 vaccines for these communities can help address the disparate health effects of the virus and achieve herd immunity. The Biden administration has identified vaccine equity as a priority, but states and local jurisdictions vary in how and the extent to which they prioritize equity. Given that vaccine roll-out in the U.S. is inherently local, understanding how vaccination rates vary at the local level is important for informing outreach efforts and addressing equity. Earlier CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] analysis [hyperlink] found that, as of early March, counties with high social vulnerability had lower vaccination rates than counties with low social vulnerability. This issue brief builds on that analysis by analyzing how vaccination rates to date vary by counties and identifying key county characteristics that are associated with higher or lower county vaccination rates."

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2021-05-12
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Kaiser Family Foundation
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