Vaccination Equity: The Need to Protect All Communities
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, equity issues have shaped our understanding of the pandemic and its disparate impacts. Since early 2020, African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus, shining a light on a range of socio-eonomic issues and disparities in housing, employment and access to public health services. Now, as the Bay Area begins to slowly re-open with the increasing availability of vaccines, the region is facing challenges in ensuring that vaccination rollout efforts are equitable.
Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, has been a significant voice on COVID equity issues regionally and nationally throughout the pandemic. She is currently working to ensure that shots reach not only the most impacted communities, but that leaders address what caused the stark pandemic inequities to begin with.
Please join us for an important conversation on the road ahead for vaccination equity, and the race to ensure all communities are protected in the weeks and months ahead.
This is a free, online-only program; you must pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.
This important community program is made free to the public thanks to Salesforce.
This program is part of a series looking at the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic across several of our programming departments. See the other programs in this series.