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Who's getting vaccinated in Whatcom county? New data shows these racial and age differences

The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County residents who identify as Hispanic are being vaccinated for COVID-19 at a rate about half the rest of the county, according to data released by the Washington State Department of Health.

“Hispanics are underrepresented in the vaccinated population in nearly all counties, compared to their percent of the county’s population,” according to the COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage by Race and Ethnicity in Washington State Counties report released last week.

The report, which included data through Aug. 21, went on to state that the gap varies by county, and showed in Whatcom County that the rate was nearly half that of most other races, which is close to what the rest of the state is seeing.

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