Vaccine Access and Acceptability Among the Hispanic Population in Rural Southeast Idaho   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "This report includes a description of research, interventions, and recommendations that helped raise awareness of and access to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccine in Hispanic communities that make up 31% of the population in and near the small, rural towns of American Falls and Aberdeen, Idaho. Many Hispanic individuals are employed in the agricultural sector. Such work is typically not well paid and is replete with occupational dangers. In addition, COVID-19 took a disproportionate toll on the Hispanic population in Idaho. In December 2020, the state's Hispanic population had a 20% higher rate of hospitalization for COVID-19 than should be expected if there were even distribution across demographics. In response to this disparity, in the spring of 2021, when COVID-19 vaccines began to be distributed more widely, Idaho CommuniVax brought together 24 Idaho State University students and faculty, community members, and Southeastern Idaho Public Health. Our team collaborated on a community-driven research strategy that involved introducing the project by directly speaking with 11 public health and primary care providers, community leaders and educators. We then conducted 41 interviews (32 in English, 9 in Spanish) and 3 focus groups (all in English) with Hispanic community members and other key stakeholders."

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