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A Repeat of Covid: Data Show Racial Disparities in Monkeypox Response

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New York City released new data on Thursday showing racial disparities in monkeypox vaccine access, with far fewer Black people receiving doses of the scarce vaccine. .

White New Yorkers represent about 45 percent of people at heightened risk of monkeypox infection, and received 46 percent of vaccine doses.

Black New Yorkers, who make up 31 percent of the at-risk population, received only 12 percent of doses administered so far, according to data from the city’s Health Department.

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