Increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage for newcomer communities: the importance of disaggregation by language Journal Article uri icon
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected refugee, immigrant, and migrant populations. Vaccines are essential for decreasing transmission and severity of COVID-19 infection. Understanding differences in vaccination coverage based on preferred language is crucial for focusing efforts to decrease COVID-19-related disparities. Four sites in the Minnesota Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health collaboratively evaluated completion of primary COVID-19 vaccination series on or before December 31, 2021, for patients who were 12 years or older on June 30, 2021, by preferred language. The non-English/non-Spanish speaking population included 46,714 patients who spoke 174 languages; COVID-19 vaccination coverage by language ranged from 26.2% to 88.0%. Stratifying vaccination coverage by specific language is a critical first step toward dismantling disparities and shaping interventions that best meet the needs of communities served.

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    publication date
  • 2023
  • Research
  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Immigrants
  • Language
  • Prevention
  • Vaccination
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