People of Color Especially Don’t Know Where or When to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine
As the COVID-19 vaccination program has rolled out nationwide, state data has continued to document that racial and ethnic disparities continue to exist between coronavirus cases and deaths in communities of color and the rate at which Black and Hispanic adults are being vaccinated when compared to their White counterparts. Beyond the physical mechanics of distribution to communities of color, surveys suggest there also seems to be an information flow problem. In the January report from the KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor, six in ten of those who have not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus say they do not have enough information about when people like them will be able to. An additional majority (55%) of those who are not yet vaccinated say they don’t have enough information about where they will get a COVID-19 vaccine.
This lack of information is particularly disparate among Hispanic and Black adults when compared to White adults. About six in ten Black (62%) and Hispanic (63%) adults say they do not have enough information about where to get a COVID-19 vaccine, compared to about half of White adults who say they do not enough information (51%).