In a trend that is seen nationwide, health analysts in Eau Claire say people of color have lower vaccination rates than the rest of the population.
Health data show 44 percent of white people in Eau Claire County have received at least one shot of the vaccine, compared with 38 percent of Asian people, 29 percent of Hispanics, 23 percent of American Indians and only 22 percent of Blacks. Public health advocates blame mistrust of the healthcare system, language barriers and lack of transportation and internet access as reasons for the disparity. CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS.
Three healthcare institutions in Dunn County are joining to offer a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the university of Wisconsin campus in Stout on Thursday.
The University of Wisconsin, Dunn County Public Health and Mayo Clinic Health System are holding the clinic, scheduled from one until six p-m at the university’s Sports and Fitness Center. People will have a choice of vaccines — the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two doses, or the Johnson and Johnson Janssen single-dose vaccine. Advance registration through Dunn County’s website is requested but not required. Masks will be required.