CDC Vaccination Stats
The most recent COVID vaccination demographic stats have the chief medical officer of United Healthcare’s midsouth region, which includes Mississippi, concerned.
According to numbers released just yesterday by the CDC, only eight percent of COVID vaccinations have been administered to the black population.
Nine percent of vaccines have been received by Hispanics and 66 percent of COVID vaccinations have been administered among the white population.
Dr. Kevin Stephens, the chief medical officer of United Healthcare’s midsouth region, is speaking out, hoping to dispel COVID-19 vaccine myths that have kept people from all walks of life from getting the vaccine. “We’re using what’s called messenger RNA, which is a whole other technology. It’s not a virus, so you can’t get the virus through the vaccine. A lot of people were hesitant because they think you can get the virus when you get the vaccine, and that just simply is not true.”
Dr. Stephens say to get daily updates and up to date information about the COVID vaccine and vaccination sites you can go to UHC.com and type in your zip code for the latest in your area.