Allowing Georgia Pharmacists to Administer Vaccines Will Help Fight Health Disparities in the Black Community

Allowing Georgia Pharmacists to Administer Vaccines Will Help Fight Health Disparities in the Black Community

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on Georgia’s Black communities since it began about a year ago. Unfortunately, we continue seeing the disparities as immunization rates for Black Americans lag behind other races amid the abysmal vaccine rollout in Georgia. While Covid-19 has killed 1 out of every 800 Black Americans, Georgia struggles to get vaccines to Black communities. We need the Georgia legislature to act now and increase access to COVID-19 vaccines in underserved areas by allowing pharmacists to administer all U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccines.

Georgia has remained among the worst states in terms of getting the COVID-19 vaccine to those who need it. The rollout of the vaccine has been riddled with complications, confusion, and delays, resulting in less than 12 percent of the Georgia population


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