Early data shows racial disparity in Del. vaccine distribution

WILMINGTON, Del. — Early data from Delaware’s Division of Public Health shows a striking racial disparity in the early weeks of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

The News Journal reported Tuesday that Black and Latinos in the state are making up a small percentage of those who have received at least one dose.

More than 100,000 doses have been administered. Of those, 38% were to people who are white, 4% to people who are Black and 2% to people are listed as Hispanic/Latino.

The data also shows that 1% of recipients are Asian. However, about 23% of recipients listed their race or ethnicity as “another/multiple.” And the race of 31% of recipients is unknown.

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