Addressing Racial Divides In Health Care Seen As Key To Boosting Black Vaccination

There has been a perception that Black Americans are more hesitant than whites to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. But roughly equal proportions of Black and white respondents in a recent poll said they plan to get vaccinated.

The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey released last week found that 25% of Black respondents and 28% of white respondents said they did not plan to get a shot.

Yet in many states, there are racial disparities in who has received the shot.

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