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Pennsylvania mobile clinics seek to goose vaccination rate

The vaccination rate among Pennsylvania’s Hispanic population of about 1 million badly trails the state as a whole.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

A stark racial divide on vaccinations leaves many at risk as Pa. reopens

As the state eases distancing and mask mandates, health officials are still failing to successfully vaccinate communities that have been disadvantaged from the start.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

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State continues effort to vaccinate frontline farmworkers

The state is pushing to get vaccines in the arms of mushroom workers, many of them Mexican immigrants.

By Anthony Orozco

This political power couple wants Latino candidates to win. Can they make it happen in Allentown?

One couple has played a hand in getting Latinos into prominent positions in Berks County. They are working to export their success into other areas with large Latino communities.

By Anthony Orozco

Nonprofits pick up slack in vaccinating communities of color

As Berks officials were delayed in opening mass vaccination site, they celebrated the work of local non-governmental groups.

By Anthony Orozco

Why Black and Latino people still lag on COVID vaccines — and how to fix it

Vaccination rates for Black and Latino people in Philadelphia are still half what they are for whites.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Philadelphia’s Latino doctors form a collective to boost lagging community vaccination rates

While Black Philadelphians are underrepresented among those already vaccinated in Philadelphia, Latinos are being vaccinated at an even slower rate: Latinos make up 15% of Philadelphians, but less than 6% of those already vaccinated.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

New coronavirus grants for small Pa. businesses aim for inclusivity, but can’t track success

Applications open next month for $145 million in state grants for small hospitality businesses, with a significant change by lawmakers intended to make the money is more accessible to people of color.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA