Hispanic/Latino Population

As shown in the graph below, Hispanic or Latino people are less likely to be vaccinated compared to not Hispanic or Latino individuals in Iowa. One study found that individuals in Iowa with no Latino ethnicity received about 732 doses per capita while Latinos in Iowa had only received about 423 doses per capita (Belin, 2021). There have been multiple barriers contributing to lack of access to COVID-19 vaccinations including lack of access and/or knowledge. Another article discussed contributing factors to a low vaccination rate in Latino communities including demanding work schedules and lack of education vaccines (Akin, 2021).

Fully vaccinated rates by race, age, and ethnicity percent of Iowans Vaccinated



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