New Jersey has administered more than 310,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. But a very small percentage has gone to the African American and Latino populations. Only 4 percent have been administered to Black people and 5 percent to Latinos, according to data from the state.
That’s despite the fact that both groups make up about a third of New Jersey’s population. The numbers aren’t surprising given the huge mistrust in the health care system among communities of color, according to Shawna Hudson, co-lead of the NJACTS Community Engagement Core. Read the Full Article.