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  • Emilee Lord

Age-Based Vaccine Eligibility Ensures Racial Bias

Person behind a fence that says vaccinate and 65+ only with a building with a red cross in the background

Early vaccine eligibility criteria excluded many Black communities from vaccination access, misrepresenting the data around vaccination rates, vaccine information, and vaccines for communities of color.

This in turn created a false narrative of Black vaccine hesitancy when the problem was actually a lack of access.

Read more about how Black Americans were able to overcome substantial barriers to access in order to vaccinate at rates equal to their share of the vaccine eligible population.