Community health centers vaccinated people of color at higher rates
54% of people who got their first dose of the vaccine through a community health center were people of color, a Wednesday brief from Kaiser Family Foundation found.
The big picture: Community health centers are a primary source of care for low-income populations and people of color.
- By the numbers: 26% of the people who got their shots at a health center were Hispanic, and 12% were Black. In the U.S. overall, 9% of vaccine recipients so far are Hispanic and 7% are Black.
What's next: The Biden administration is providing $250 million in federal grants to community organizations working to combat broader inequities in the response to the pandemic.