ABC News reports that African Americans, Latin Americans and Native Americans are among the least vaccinated in the United States. This can be explained by a number of factors, including a particular distrust.
This is especially true among black communities, which have in mind the racist medical testing practices they have experienced in the past.
Lack of access to education, food insecurity, unemployment and housing problems are other factors. In addition, these communities are often poorly served by traffic, which creates another barrier, especially for the elderly or those with limited mobility who want to go to vaccination centers.
Currently, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 7% of African Americans, 9% of Hispanics and 2% of Native Americans receive the first dose of the vaccine.
However, the United States hopes to change the situation. The latest recognition of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use may help. President Joe Biden has also announced that “by the end of May there will be enough vaccines in the country to vaccinate all adults”.