Blacks, Latinos Receiving Fewer Vaccine Doses than Whites in NYC

By Kevin Deutsch
kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com

White New York City residents are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at disproportionately higher rates than their Black and Latino neighbors, new data show.

Whites make up about one third of all city residents, but have received 48 percent of vaccine doses distributed across the five boroughs, according to city health department data.

Latinos, who make up 29 percent of the city’s population, received just 15 percent of the vaccine share.

Black residents, who make up a quarter of all residents, received just 11 percent of vaccine doses.

“Clearly, we do see a profound disparity that needs to be addressed aggressively and creatively,” Mayor de Blasio told the press Sunday. “We’ve got a profound problem of distrust and hesitancy, particularly in communities of color.”

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.