NPR — Officials in New York say they're working to overcome resistance to the coronavirus vaccine in the Black and Latino communities, while also trying to make doses more readily available. New state data released Friday showed many Black New Yorkers aren't taking the vaccine even when it's offered free of charge.
A study by Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM '16) of the University of Pittsburgh found many Black Americans nationwide—including some in New York City—live in "vaccination deserts," where pharmacies and other vaccination sites aren't readily available even to those who are eligible.
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Photo: People wait in line to enter a COVID-19 vaccination site at Yankee Stadium on Friday in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)