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Association of Social Vulnerability, COVID-19 vaccine site density, and vaccination rates in the United States

Thakore, N., Khazanchi, R., Orav, J., Ganguli, I.

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Outside U.S.

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This article explores how the relationships between vaccine site density, vaccination rates, and social vulnerability are connected across metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in the U.S. The study uses CDC Social Vulnerability Index data combined with vaccination site density data to examine how vaccination site placement can benefit highly vulnerable populations. The results determined that while areas with higher socioeconomic vulnerability contain a large density of vaccination sites, this does not affect the low vaccination rates found in these communities. Other methods besides vaccination site placement must be considered to overcome these barriers in vaccination rates.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

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People Experiencing Poverty, People Living in Rural Areas

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