Racial Gap In COVID-19 Vaccination Is Nearly Gone, Survey Shows

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A new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that the racial gap in COVID-19 vaccinations is nearly gone.

The survey, published Tuesday (September 27), shows that more Black Americans are getting the jab than ever before. A reported 70% of surveyed Black adults ages 18 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, compared to 71% of white adults and 73% of Hispanic adults in the survey.

The poll collected data via phone interview and included 1,519 people –- 339 Hispanic adults and 306 non-Hispanic Black adults. In total, 72% of all survey participants reported having at least one dose.

This latest data shows a marked difference from early vaccination rate data that showed a lag in COVID-19 vaccines among Black people in the US. In May, the same poll showed just 56% of Black adults and 57% of Hispanic having at


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