Jun 10, 2021 - Health
U.S. racial vaccine disparities persist
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.