Headshots of Elizabeth Wrigley-Field and JP Leider

COVID-19 Vaccination and Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Mortality at Midlife in Minnesota

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, PhD; Kaitlyn M. Berry, MPH; Andrew C. Stokes, PhD; Jonathon P. Leider, PhD

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine recently published an article by a research team that includes Elizabeth Wrigley Field, PhD, and JP Leider, PhD. Their research shows that “Black, Hispanic, and Asian adults aged <65 years were all more highly vaccinated than White populations of the same ages during most of Minnesota's substantial and sustained Delta surge and all the subsequent Omicron surges. However, White mortality rates were lower than those of all other groups.”