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NC leads country in vaccinating those 65+

| Mar 1, 2021

North Carolina has vaccinated 49% of those 65 years old and older, which is the highest percent of any state country, according to a report released Thursday by Kaiser Family Foundation. Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia have vaccinated at least one-third of their 65-plus population.     Vaccinating...[ Read More ]

Gov. Polis partners with community-based organizations, hosts clinics as part of Vaccines for All Plan

| Feb 26, 2021 | Colorado

As part of Governor Polis’ Vaccines for All plan, the State of Colorado is allocating vaccines to community-based organizations across the state to host a total of 18 vaccination clinics between Friday, Feb. 26 - Thursday, March 4, 2021. These clinics will focus on vaccinating underserved Coloradans and span a...[ Read More ]

Colorado's vaccine equity clinics: a "good idea," but in need of more resources

| Feb 25, 2021 | Colorado

In an effort to ameliorate equity issues arising during its vaccine administration, Colorado recently launched an initiative to establish 175 vaccination clinics across the state, targeting its most underserved areas. Sarah McAfee, director of communications for the Center for Health Progress (CHP), said that -- although CHP is glad the...[ Read More ]

Vaccine hesitancy among racial minorities likely due to history of untrustworthy medical practices, experts say

| Feb 17, 2021 | Federal

The U.S. has an extensive history “shaking confidence in science and medicine” for racial minorities, according to Francisco Lucio, JD, associate dean at the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Arizona. He said this is an important backdrop for the considerable hesitation to receive the COVID-19...[ Read More ]

Colorado could be doing more for vaccine equity, according to the Center for Health Progress

| Jan 20, 2021 | Colorado

Despite the encouragement the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) sent to providers in a letter on Sunday, the state still has considerable work to do to ensure its vaccine distribution process is equitable, according to Dana Kennedy at the Center for Health Progress.     The...[ Read More ]

Polis, CDPHE speak on updated vaccine plan

| Jan 6, 2021 | Colorado

Governor Jared Polis and Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Health and Environment Jill Hunsaker-Ryan shared details Wednesday on the state’s vaccine rollout plan. As Colorado approaches 5,000 COVID-19 deaths, it has received 243,000 vaccines and administered 129,552, according to the governor.     “We’re ahead of the curve...[ Read More ]