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COVID-19 vaccination rates lag in younger Black and Latino residents in L.A. County

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 18, 2021

September 18, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination rates lag in younger Black and Latino residents in L.A. County

Lagging vaccinations are apparent among Latino residents as well as younger adults in their 30s. “This age group has been less vaccinated than other age groups,” [Orange County Deputy Health Officer Dr. Regina] Chinsio-Kwong said. Areas where vaccination rates especially need improvement include Santa Ana and the UC Irvine campus, according to data released by Chinsio-Kwong, as well as coastal communities of Huntington Beach, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente and Newport Beach.