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County-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage and Social Vulnerability – United States, December 14, 2020-March 1, 2021

Hughes, M. M., Wang, A., Grossman, M. K., Pun, E., Whiteman, A., Deng, L., Hallisey, E., Sharpe, D., Ussery, E.N., Stoklet, S., Musial, T., Weller, D.L., Murthy, B. P., Reynolds, L., Gibbs-Scharf, L., Harris, L., Ritchey, M.D., Toblin, R.L.

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This study used Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) data combined with COVID-19 vaccine administrative data to conduct a county-level analysis of vaccination coverage across states (defined as individuals receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine between December 14, 2020, and March 1, 2021). The results demonstrated that vaccination coverage was lower in higher vulnerability states, with coverage significantly lower for individuals with socioeconomic vulnerabilities (such as level of education). The study details vaccination coverage for 49 states and Washington, D.C. (excluding Hawaii). Further research should be conducted on local vaccination status to further elucidate areas of high vulnerability to achieve COVID-19 vaccination equity.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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