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COVID-19 Vaccine Administration, by Race and Ethnicity — North Carolina, December 14, 2020–April 6, 2021

Wong, C. A., Dowler, S., Moore, A. F., Sosne, E. F., Young, H., Tenenbaum, J. D., Burns, C. E., Jones, S., Smelyanskaya, M., Kinsley, K. H.

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This case study describes how the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services implemented a multipronged strategy to prioritize vaccinations on Black and Hispanic North Carolina residents following the disproportionate impact of COVID-19. This intervention included increasing vaccine allocation to these communities, facilitating community partnerships, and mapping these communities with the proportion of persons aged ≥65 years. They also addressed other barriers. During this implementation, vaccination rates doubled among Black residents, and the share of vaccine doses doubled.

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Advancing Racial Equity, Reduction of Health Disparities

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