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From Fútbol to Lowriders: 8 Unique Ways to Reach Latinos for COVID-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccination gap continues among Latinos. In fact, most people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine were White (58%), while only 17% were Latino. State-level data show that Latinos are vaccinated at a much lower rate, even as they face heavier case and death burdens from the disease. This makes …
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Jennifer Rangel: Creating Bilingual Cartoons to Teach Zoning 101

“Ever wondered why your neighborhood looks how it does?” Jennifer Rangel once asked herself this question. To find an answer, Rangel, got a master’s degree in urban planning. Along the way, this Latina planner learned that discriminatory urban planning practices, like the zoning of land, had been used for white advantage for over a century, …
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Pregnant Latinas Have Low COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Pregnant Latinas have some of the lowest vaccination rates against COVID-19 compared to other ethnic/racial groups, according to a report from the CDC. The disparity is likely due to less culturally competent and accessible healthcare in communities of color, as well as vaccine misinformation about fertility and pregnancy. The CDC encourages all people who are …
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4 Compelling Communication Strategies to Build COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, public health experts are focusing on addressing concerns with vaccine efficacy and safety for those who remain hesitant. That’s why the Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has put together a toolkit of communication strategies for people who are unsure …
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The COVID-19 Booster Shot and What Latinos Should Know

As medical experts work to fight back the COVID-19 Delta variant, the CDC released new vaccine guidelines that a third booster shot will be necessary. The CDC recommends that a booster shot be implemented eight months after the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to provide “long lasting protection.” The booster shot is expected to …
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