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Nearly two-thirds of unvaccinated Hispanic adults and more than half of Black adults are concerned that they might miss work because of side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Despite the CDC’s recent rollback of mask-wearing recommendations for vaccinated individuals, the country is nowhere near the level of vaccinations necessary for herd immunity. More than 55% of Americans have no received at least one dose of the vaccine, though not all demographics are progressing quite at the same rate.

Blacks and Hispanic are less likely to receive COVID-19 vaccinations despite their higher rates of illness and death from the virus. Employers can help close the gap by addressing their specific concerns and making vaccination as easy as possible, according to a KFF report.

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