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COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard updated to include race, ethnicity data

The goal of this update is to help the Department of Health see where vaccination efforts need improvement

The latest update to the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard provides demographic data such as race, ethnicity, gender and age of individuals who have been vaccinated by county, across the commonwealth.

“As the number of Pennsylvanians getting vaccinated increases, we want to easily depict this information for counties to see their progress in equitable distribution, including areas where they are doing well and areas where vaccination efforts need improvement,” said Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam. “This updated data will assist the department as we work to determine where we may need to focus some of our work, to ensure we are reaching all populations equally. We are committed to making the vaccine available to all Pennsylvanians to reduce the likelihood of individuals being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19.”

This latest update to the dashboard can be found on the second page of the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard. The update displays a county-specific view of demographics vaccinated by race, ethnicity, gender and age. The updated data also includes a county ranking of the percent of residents in a given county that has received at least one dose of a vaccine.

“This information will help identify any equity gaps so that we can work in partnership with Federal Retail Pharmacy Partners, who have stores in many locations, to assist in vaccinating all Pennsylvanians,” Beam said. “The department is also working closely with trusted partners and stakeholders on creating and sharing information for those who may be hesitant about receiving the vaccine. It is important that we all remember that the vaccines are safe and effective and are the best path to prevent becoming seriously ill from the virus.”

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