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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on Friday vowed to prioritize “equity” in “everything we do” at the health agency, two days after it released a report showing that there are disparities in vaccination rates between various racial and socioeconomic demographics.
“I can promise you as long as this team of people are here, as long as I am here, we will bake into the cake of everything we do our commitment to equity, to science and to bring back the health to the American people and to keep it there,” she said during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to the agency’s headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.
The Biden administration has focused on creating equity in its vaccine distribution plans. However, a CDC report published Wednesday that analyzed the first 2.5 months of the country’s vaccine data showed the U.S. falling short in meeting its goal.
The analysis of the 51,873,700 Americans who received at least one dose examined how many of those individuals lived in communities identified as vulnerable by the CDC’s social vulnerability index, which is calculated using 15 indicators including area poverty, household demographics and minority status.
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