Vaccine Outreach To Kansas City Latinx Community Falls Short
Latinx people are being vaccinated at a far lesser rate than the rest of the population in Kansas and Missouri.
The language barrier and distrust in the government are just two of the issues that have caused the latinx population to get vaccinated less than other demographics. Ten percent of Missourians have been vaccinated for the novel coronavirus. That's compared to just two percent of the state's Latinx population. Our guests break down why this is the case - and the kind of outreach needed on both sides of the state line to stop this trend.
- Sebastián Martinez Valdivia, reporter for KBIA
- Mariana Ramirez, director of JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health in Kansas City, KS