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BIPOC-only vaccine clinic this week

Published: Apr. 25, 2021 at 7:36 AM EDT
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MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - BIPOC Vermonters can take advantage of another vaccine clinic this week.

The NAACP, Vermont Department of Health and Middlebury College will be offering a clinic in Middlebury on Wed., April 28.

This clinic will be open exclusively for Vermonters who are Black, Indigenous or people of color and their households.

There have been two full BIPOC vaccine clinics this month alone in Rutland and Bennington. These clinics seek to address the health disparities that BIPOC Vermonters face during the COVID-19 epidemic, including higher rates of both infection and complications from the virus, as well as lower rates of vaccination.

BIPOC vaccination rates lag behind that of white Vermonters. In fact, only about 38% of Black Vermonters have been vaccinated versus almost 54% of white Vermonters.

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