J Natl Med Assoc 2021 Jun 19. Epub 2021 Jun 19.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States; Infectious Disease Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, United States; Division of Global Health Equity, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States.
Background: National data indicate low intentions for COVID-19 vaccination among a substantial minority of Black Americans, and disproportionately lower vaccination rates among Black Americans than White Americans.
Methods: A total of 207 of the 318 Black participants (65%) in the RAND American Life Panel, a nationally representative internet panel, were surveyed about COVID-19 vaccine intentions in November-December 2020. Participants' census tracts were geocoded using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Social Vulnerability Index. Read More