Rural Communities Fall Further Behind In COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Poverty and disability are linked to lower vaccination rates in some rural communities. The Vaccination Transportation Initiative sponsored van helps rural residents get the COVID-19 vaccine in rural Mississippi. The effort works to overcome the lack of transportation and access to technology for rural residents.

Cities are leaving rural areas behind in the race to vaccinate against COVID-19, but some states’ suburbs are struggling, too. To close the gap experts say, outreach needs to be hyperlocal.

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