Greater Than COVID

A New Campaign By Black Health Care Workers for Black People about the COVID-19 Vaccines

THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us kicks off with an open and honest conversation between W. Kamau Bell and Black doctors, nurses and researchers that gets to the heart of Black people’s questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. This new campaign from KFF’s Greater Than COVID and the Black Coalition Against COVID launches with 50 FAQs designed to dispel misinformation and provide accessible facts about the vaccines from Black health care workers. More content will be added as new information becomes available. YouTube is providing significant support for the campaign, including high visibility promotion across its platform.

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Chart of the Week

Prior to Authorization, Three in Ten Parents Would Get Their 12-15 Year Old Child Vaccinated Against COVID-19 ASAP

Before the FDA expanded the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization for 12 to 15 year olds this week, the latest KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor reported that 30 percent of parents of children ages 12 to 15 said they would get their child vaccinated right away.

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Stat of the Week

17 million
With the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) authorizing a COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12-15, the first group of children will become eligible in what will be an important next phase of the U.S. vaccination effort. There are almost 17 million adolescents, ages 12-15, in the United States. Adolescents account for 5.3% of the U.S. population and 26.6% of the U.S. population under the age of 16. The share of adolescents varies by state. It ranges from a low of 3.4% in DC to 6.6% in Utah.

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