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Diana Schow

Diana Schow

Diana Schow is visiting assistant professor of community and public health at Idaho State University and executive director of the Southeast Idaho Area Health Education Center, Institute of Rural Health, Idaho State University.

COMMENTARY
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Commentary: Black and Latino communities often have low vaccination rates – but blaming vaccine hesitancy misses the mark

By: , and - July 9, 2021

By early July 2021, nearly two-thirds of all U.S. residents 12 years and older had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; 55 percent were fully vaccinated. But uptake varies drastically by region – and it is lower on average among non-white people. Many blame the relatively lower vaccination rates in communities of […]