Countering Mpox Vaccination Disparities in Los Angeles County, California, May-December 2022

Am J Public Health. 2023 Sep 21:e1-e5. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2023.307409. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTProviding equitable access to vaccines for individuals at risk for mpox was critical for containing the 2022 mpox outbreak in Los Angeles County, California. Eligible non-Hispanic Black/African American and Latinx individuals had lower vaccine uptake than did non-Hispanic White individuals, despite having higher mpox case rates. Strategies to address disparities in vaccine uptake included using familiar messaging technology to reach individuals at risk for mpox, using partnerships with community-based organizations to raise mpox awareness, and bringing vaccines to locations convenient to at-risk individuals to improve access. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print September 21, 2023:e1-e5. | DOI:10.2105/AJPH.2023.307409
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