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Commentary

States Identify and Address COVID-19 Vaccine Disparities through Targeted Rollout and Outreach

This commentary outlines how state officials are working to simultaneously build and strengthen systems to track and address disparities in COVID-19 vaccine administration.

As states work to get COVID-19 vaccines into arms as quickly as possible as viral variants spread, officials know vaccine rollout plans must focus on equitable distribution to communities of color, especially Black and Latinx communities that have experienced disproportionately high infection rates, hospitalizations, and deaths.