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White people are getting vaccinated at higher rates than Black and Latino Americans.

January 26, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Black and Latino Americans are receiving the Covid-19 vaccine at significantly lower rates than White people -- a disparity that health advocates blame on the federal government and hospitals not prioritizing equitable access.

(CNN)Black and Latino Americans are receiving the Covid-19 vaccine at significantly lower rates than White people -- a disparity that health advocates blame on the federal government and hospitals not prioritizing equitable access.

Health experts and advocates say the federal government can help alleviate the disparities by strengthening partnerships with leaders and churches in Black and Latino communities -- and be intentional about not leaving people of color out of vaccination efforts.

Pennsylvania also has the most striking disparity: White people have been vaccinated at four times the rate of Black people when accounting for the population of each racial group, the CNN analysis found.

But Custis said if the federal government allows "trust messengers" to help roll out the vaccine and educate the public, Black people will get the shot.

Fraser-Howze said former President Donald Trump's administration failed to partner with Black churches and trusted leaders that could help administer the vaccine and reach the people of color who qualify for the first phases but are hesitant or don't know where to get the shot.

She said she is confident Choose Health Life and other Black advocacy groups could help boost the number of Black people getting vaccinated.

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