Addressing COVID-19 Vaccination Equity and Recovery Among the Hispanic/Latino Population in the Southern California Border Region: San Diego, California   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "The Hispanic/Latino population in San Diego's south region has suffered disproportionately during the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. While vaccine uptake in the region has improved, coverage is still suboptimal. With the Delta variant on the rise, we must take immediate action to reach unvaccinated individuals and those past due for their second dose or due for a booster. To that end, working with CommuniVax, a national consortium focused on strengthening COVID-19 vaccination efforts by putting communities of color at the center, we examined the local experience of vaccine uptake among the Hispanic/Latino community in San Diego. We found numerous multilevel impediments to vaccine access, including some created inadvertently by the public health system itself. This report, based on 9 months of rapid research and the combined expertise of numerous San Diego State University scholars and a myriad of community collaborators provides a way forward."

CommuniVax; San Diego State University
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Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security: https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/
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