NACHC Guest Blog Post by Dr. Khan: We Must Continue to Prioritize Vaccine Equity Against COVID
April 9, 2021
How Equity Guides Neighborhood Health’s COVID Vaccine Strategy
April is National Minority Health Month, and this year the national focus is on the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on racial and ethnic minorities. At Neighborhood Health — located in northern Virginia and serving residents of Alexandria, Arlington County and Fairfax County — our goal from the outset has been vaccine equity. Our patients have been hit hard by the virus. They work in low-wage jobs, barely making ends meet in a region where the cost of living is high. They are primarily people of color, mostly Hispanic and African American. Many are immigrants and don’t speak English. More than half don’t have health insurance. Our center’s COVID test positivity rates have been twice as high as the regional average.
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