Why Vaccine Disparities Affect Us All

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With data from Pfizer suggesting that a 4th COVID-19 vaccine shot is needed for protection, we call attention to the unjust reality that most people living in low-income countries have yet to even get their 1st dose. This episode introduces WHO's COVAX program, civil society organizations, and evaluates their joint efforts to vaccinate impoverished countries. Moreover, we highlight disparities in vaccine access within wealthy nations such as the US. Lastly, because vaccine inequity is adding years to the pandemic and allowing more dangerous variants to emerge, we present ways in which you can help address vaccine inequity. Vaccination disparities are inequitable, but not inevitable.

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