03.15.2021

Equity Drives Sacramento County's COVID Vaccine Distribution Plan

Clockwise from top left: Dr. Olivia Kasirye, MD, MS, County Health Officer, Sacramento County Public Health; Rachel Rios, Executive Director, La Familia Counseling Center; Britta Guerrero, Chief Executive Officer, Sacramento Native American Health Center; Nancy Xiong, Development and Communications Director, Hmong Innovating Politics; Stephanie Nguyen, Executive Director, Asian Resources Clockwise from top left: Dr. Olivia Kasirye, MD, MS, County Health Officer, Sacramento County Public Health; Rachel Rios, Executive Director, La Familia Counseling Center; Britta Guerrero, Chief Executive Officer, Sacramento Native American Health Center; Nancy Xiong, Development and Communications Director, Hmong Innovating Politics; Stephanie Nguyen, Executive Director, Asian Resources

By SUNITA SOHRABJI/EMS Contributing Editor

Partnering with local community-based organizations, the Sacramento County Department of Public Health has developed a COVID vaccination plan which focuses on equity, in a region with diverse demographics.

As of March 10, the county had administered 322,691 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and will soon administer the single shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Breaking down the demographics of vaccine distribution at an Ethnic Media Services press briefing, Mike Nguy, COVID-19 Health Equity Lead at the Sacramento County Public Health, said White people, who make up 64 percent of the population, had received more than 140,000 doses, while Asian Americans received 45,449.

For full story, visit https://ethnicmediaservices.org/covid-19/equity-drives-sacramento-countys-covid-vaccine-distribution-plan/