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Health

Despite Equity Focus, Racial Disparities Persist In COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

RN Jenni Eckstrom draws 0.5 ml of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as the City of Hartford’s Department of Health and Human Services hosted a vaccine clinic for Hartford residents 75 and over at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford on February 06, 2021
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RN Jenni Eckstrom draws 0.5 ml of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as the City of Hartford’s Department of Health and Human Services hosted a vaccine clinic for Hartford residents 75 and over at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford on February 06, 2021";s:

Connecticut has been among the states leading the pack nationally on vaccinating its residents overall, but deep disparities remain. This hour, we get the latest from Connecticut Public Radio reporters about what’s driving the state’s racial inequities in vaccination rates.

And later, some teaching programs are seeing drops in enrollment. After a challenging year for educators, will the profession struggle to recruit young people to become teachers?

GUESTS:

  • Nicole Leonard - Health Reporter for Connecticut Public Radio
  • Frankie Graziano - Reporter for Connecticut Public Radio
  • Jeff Leake - President of the Connecticut Education Association (CEA), the largest teacher’s union in Connecticut

Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

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