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Pharmacy deserts may limit COVID-19 vaccine access in communities of color

KABC, Feb. 12, 2021 (Video)

February 12, 2021

Pharmacy deserts may limit COVID-19 vaccine access in communities of color

Help and knowledge coming from pharmacies is crucial in getting people vaccinated against COVID-19, especially in communities of color, according to Cheryl Wisseh, a health scientist and assistant clinical professor at the UC Irvine School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. … Wisseh and her team at UC Irvine, in a study published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, using the same pharmacy license data from the state, found two types of what they call “pharmacy deserts.”