University of Minnesota: Study reveals disparities in Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccination rates

EXCERPT: “A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) shows that vaccination rates for some racial and ethnic groups lagged behind rates for the state’s white population. The study calculated ‘time-to-vaccination’ outcomes — estimates of the length of time it took to vaccinate 50% of people in different demographic subgroups — which reveal examples of the inequities in Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts . . . Minnesota performed best in vaccinating urban/suburban areas:At the end of 2022, almost three-quarters of Minnesota’s urban and suburban populations were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, compared to just over half of people in rural, exurban and small-town communities. Similarly, Minnesota was faster to vaccinate people in urban and suburban communities. The state reached 50% of people in urban and suburban communities within five months, but it took nine months for people in small towns and 12 months to reach people in rural and exurban communities.” FULL STORY: