Strategies for States to Drive Equitable Vaccine Distribution and Administration   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "Since December 2020, the United States has administered more than 330 million COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccine doses, with 163 million people, or 49 percent of the population, completing a full vaccine series. While these results show significant progress by the federal government, states, local governments, and their community partners to reduce COVID-19 transmission, hospitalizations, and deaths, efforts to date have not produced equitable outcomes. Rates of COVID-19 vaccination vary widely within and across states, communities, and racial and ethnic groups, with those communities that are disproportionately experiencing the negative impacts of COVID-19 often having the lowest rates of vaccination. The disparities in vaccination rates among Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) as compared with white Americans highlight the longstanding inequities and structural racism that underpin the United States health care delivery system and that contributed to disparities in health outcomes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic."

State Health and Value Strategies; Princeton University
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