Last updated: April 2, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had disproportionate adverse effects on the Black, Indigenous, and people of color community, with significantly higher numbers of cases, deaths and hospitalizations compared to those not in the BIPOC community. Similarly, members of the BIPOC community are among those most affected by the pandemic’s economic disruptions. As COVID-19 vaccines become available to the public, it is imperative that they be distributed equitably.
The Vaccine Education Roundtable Series will focus on addressing key questions and concerns that this population has regarding COVID vaccines and how to optimally communicate with them.
Associate Medical Editor Mati Hlatshwayo Davis, MD, interviewed Richard Watkins, MD, medical director for the North Central Territory – OH/KY market of Aetna/CVS, on the role that pharmacies play in equitable vaccine distribution