Chino Y Chicano

Ep 35 Vaccinating Latinos in Washington State: Progress and Challenge

October 31, 2021 Enrique Cerna-Matt Chan
Chino Y Chicano
Ep 35 Vaccinating Latinos in Washington State: Progress and Challenge
Show Notes

Since June, vaccination rates among Latinos in Washington state have increased from 45 to 60 percent. But that still lags behind the overall state vaccination rate of 72 percent. On this episode, Dr. Leo Morales of the University of Washington tells the Chino Y Chicano that amid the progress, there are still challenges in vaccinating the state’s Latino population. Dr. Morales is a professor and assistant dean with the Office of Health Care Equity for UW Medicine and co-director of the Latino Center for Health, a health sciences research center focusing on Latino health and wellness at the University of Washington.