The racial gap in COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. is closing, according to a new survey.
The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) Covid Vaccine Monitor published on Tuesday found that “similar shares of adults now report being vaccinated across racial and ethnic groups.”
According to the poll, more than seven in 10 (72 percent) of adults reported receiving at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. This included 71 percent of white adults, 70 percent of Black adults, and 73 percent of Hispanic adults. The telephone sample was of 1,519 adults ages 18 and older (including interviews from 339 Hispanic adults and 306 non-Hispanic Black adults).
A much wider racial gap was reported earlier in the nation’s vaccination campaign, driven by several factors including a mistrust of the health care system.
The same survey in May showed that 56 percent of Black adults and 57 percent of Hispanic adults