Sisters of St. Joseph Support Vaccination Plan for Black, Brown and Asian communities

 

The Sisters of St. Joseph signed on to a letter in support of Governor Cuomo’s raising of concerns about the fairness and effectiveness of the current federal vaccination program.

The letter raises concern about the failure of the federal vaccination program to provide the states with adequate funding to undertake effective vaccination plans for the Black, Brown, Asian and lower-income communities that are underserved by private healthcare facilities. ” The COVID infection and death rates are significantly higher in these communities, and failure to provide these communities with an adequate vaccination program, whether by intent or effect, will further discriminate against these communities.  We join with national civil rights groups such as the National Urban League and the NAACP in calling for a federally funded fair and equal vaccination program.”

To read the entire letter click here.

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