New Vaccine Campaigns Target Rural Americans to Address Disparities

Rural residents are older and poorer, are less likely to be vaccinated – and twice as likely to die of Covid as city dwellers.

Photo: Dan Keck

In the United States, there is a renewed campaign to vaccinate rural Americans due to the stark difference in Covid-19 cases and deaths among those living in less-populated areas compared with towns and cities.

Rural residents are now twice as likely to die from Covid-19 as Americans in metropolitan areas. Yet rural areas tend to lag at least 10% behind metropolitan areas when it comes to vaccination – and this hesitancy is exacerbating already existing health issues. Read more at the Guardian.

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