• Half of US states mentioned racial equity in their plans for vaccine rollout
  • Of these, 12 states specifically mention efforts to ‘reach diverse populations’
  • California, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Indiana are among those who have listed equity as a ‘key principle for vaccine distribution’
  • New Jersey, California and Kansas will focus on improving access to the vaccine by targeting transportation issues
  • New Mexico will focus on Native American communities
  • Many states will be focusing on their communication to black communities who have shown in increased hestitance to take a vaccine 
  • In the US, black and Hispanic people are almost three times more likely to die from Covid-19 than whites


PUBLISHED: 11:34 EST, 19 December 2020 | UPDATED: 02:19 EST, 20 December 2020

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