National Minority Health Month Announces #Vaccineready for 2021 Theme.

April is known for many things. In the past, it has become synonymous with Spring, Easter, and Autism Awareness. But since 2002, April has been recognized as National Minority Health Month. A month dedicated to raising awareness about the health disparities affecting minority populations. Along with encouraging health education, early detection, and control of disease complications.

Each year, National Minority Health Month has a different theme. Previous years have included Active & Healthy and Partnering for Health Equity. But due to the COVID-19 and the release of the vaccines, this year’s theme is #Vaccineready. Obtaining herd immunity is key to returning back to normal and preventing the spread of COVID-19 and end the pandemic.

The pandemic has disproportionately affected minorities and those living in underserved communities. Cases and deaths have far exceeded those of their white counterparts.  Along with a lack of education and availability for vaccines in vulnerable populations.

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