Race Versus Time: Targeting Vaccine To The Most Vulnerable Is No Speedy Task

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Early in the pandemic, San Diego County recognized its COVID-19 relief efforts needed to reach its large Latino population, and set up a task force in June to lay out plans — well ahead of when vaccines became available. Last month, it opened its first vaccination sites where the target population lives and works: Close to the Mexican border. But the people who showed up for appointments were white, more affluent, and didn't live there . "Even by physically locating the centers down south, a lot of those appointment slots are taken up by people that are from the north of the county and more technologically savvy," says Dr. Christian Ramers , a member of the county's task force, and an executive at Family Health Centers, which runs a network of 23...

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Race Versus Time: Targeting Vaccine To The Most Vulnerable Is No Speedy Task

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