Elisa J. Sobo

Elisa J. Sobo

Elisa J. Sobo is professor and chair of anthropology at San Diego State University.

An outdoor vaccine booth with no line

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 […]