Survey: Hispanic Community Wants COVID-19 Vaccine, Unsure About Access

Survey: Hispanic Community Wants COVID-19 Vaccine, Unsure About Access

10:36am Mar 10, 2021
AP Photo/Gerry Broome

A new survey shows that while a majority of North Carolina’s Latinx residents want a COVID-19 vaccine, many don’t know how to go about getting it. 

Siembra NC polled over 800 Spanish-speaking members of the Latinx community, with a majority being residents of Guilford and Forsyth counties.

According to survey results, about two-thirds of respondents are interested in getting a vaccination, but nearly 75% don’t know how or where to get vaccinated. Just under half expressed some doubt regarding the vaccine’s efficacy.

In response to these results, Siembra NC will initiate a door-to-door vaccine promotion program in an effort to address what it sees as gaps in vaccine equity.

The group is also calling on the state to create Spanish-language phone and web-scheduling options.

According to a news release, the organization is hoping that person-to-person interaction will counteract viral misinformation about the vaccine.

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