July 15, 2021

Will your family doctor start giving COVID vaccines? A new California effort encourages it

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Despite accounting for about 40% of the state population, Latinos in California represent half of the state’s reported COVID-19 cases and deaths, according to the California Department of Public Health. They also make up just 28% of Californians who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, state data show.

Jeffrey Reynoso, executive director for the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, said recruiting primary care physicians in the vaccine rollout could increase doses among California Latinos, as long as they have access to that care.

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