Over the last month, vaccinated people represented 26% of more than 135,000 new infections and nearly 5,000 hospital admissions across the state.
Only about 150 of the more than 18,000 COVID-19 deaths in May were in fully vaccinated people.
Deaths could again increase in the fall in communities that aren't vaccinated.
“Stay there, and ask for an explanation,” Graciela Araujo said. “People have to speak up and fight for their rights because we do have rights here. The vaccine is available for everyone—for everyone.”
The COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy Black communities have is warranted. Black healthcare providers have taken on the responsibility to help change it.
Without tens of thousands of volunteers around the world, the US would not currently have two vaccines to battle the coronavirus. These are those volunteers' stories.
As more and more front-line workers are inoculated against the novel coronavirus, the essential work force has stepped up once again to let people know the vaccine is safe.