Locals Pen Second Vaccine Equity Letter

SACRAMENTO – After a group’s demands for greater equity and access in COVID-19 vaccine distribution fell on deaf ears, the group of concerned citizens says it remains focused on change.

Sacramentans Advocating for Vaccine Equity (SAVE) sent its initial letter out last Wednesday to members of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye, representatives of health providers such as Kaiser Permanente and Dignity Health and other stakeholders. The missive came after the governor’s office released data that showed that of the thousands of people who have received the vaccine to date, vaccines had only gone to 3 percent of African Americans statewide and 4 percent in Sacramento County.

Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chair Sue Frost doesn’t see a problem.

“This disparity is a reflection of the underrepresentation of African Americans and other communities of color in the occupations that were initially prioritized


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