Jun 10, 2021 - Health

U.S. racial vaccine disparities persist

Percent of population with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

White and Asian Americans' vaccination rates continue to outpace those of Black and Hispanic Americans, though racial gaps have improved over time, per KFF.

Why it matters: The pandemic is concentrated almost entirely within the unvaccinated population in the U.S., at least for now.

  • That means it will disproportionately impact people of color as long as racial vaccination disparities persist.

State of play: Over the last two weeks, the pace of vaccinations slowed among white and Asian Americans, but remained steady among Black and Hispanic people.

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