Texas leaders react to early documentation of racial inequity in vaccination sites

Pairing data from the state health department and demographic surveys, the Texas Tribune has documented the clustering of vaccination sites in affluent and white neighborhoods, where selected sites of hospitals, nursing homes, and pharmacies are often located. These spatial mismatches are particularly problematic since many of the underserved communities of color include residents without reliable access to transportation, and multigenerational families at high risk for infection. The article notes that a few days before publication, local legislators had contacted the governor urging him to consider better targeting vaccinations to minority neighborhoods, and includes an update that days after publication, Governor Greg Abbott authorized 28 additional vaccination hubs for local dissemination, some of which fall into majority Hispanic neighborhoods. #covid-19 #racialequity

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