Race and Politics Affect Reluctance to Vaccinate

Race and Politics Affect Reluctance to Vaccinate

A poll by Civiqs found that 56% of white Republican voters said they would not accept a vaccine or were unsure, compared with only 31% of black Americans who said no.

MARYLAND, USA – Widespread fears of vaccine hesitancy in minority communities may not explain the wide disparity in immunization rates, according to testimony from the National Guard general in charge of vaccine equity issues in Maryland.

“I don’t think the problem is reluctance,” Gen. Janeen Birckhead told the Maryland Senate Vaccine Oversight Task Force on Monday. “I think the problem is technology and meeting citizens where they are.”

The working group makes constant efforts to obtain more Prince George County residents vaccinated with Six Flags mass vaccination site to Bowie. Birckhead said a new effort to use text messaging to communicate with Prince George residents is showing good results, with 50% of those contacted responding and getting appointments for slots now reserved for county residents. Five hundred slots have been reserved in the coming days for residents of Prince George, according to Acting Health Secretary Dennis Schrader.

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