The COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor finds a gender difference among Black adults in the level of concern about certain aspects of the COVID-19 vaccine. While large shares of Black men share the concerns Black women have about long term effects of the vaccine, safety and effectiveness, larger shares of Black women than Black men say they are concerned they might experience serious side effects (87% vs. 61%) or that they might get COVID-19 from the vaccine (68% vs. 38%), indicating that there may be a greater need for messaging and information to address these concerns among Black women in particular.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
Tracking America’s vaccine rollout
Bloomberg has been tracking America’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout, stating that an average of 1.7 million doses are being recorded every day. As of March 1st, the number of doses was in the region of 2.4 million. So far, 75 million doses have been administered across the country, 22.7 for every 100 people.
Demographics affect healthcare outcomes
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