Green joins Badger Talks to discuss vaccine equity

Tiffany Green, PhD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health, joined Veronica Rueckert of UW-Madison Communications on a recent Badger Talks to discuss inequities in COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Wisconsin.

In the interview, Green outlined disparities in COVID incidence and severity in Wisconsin, and a mismatch in who has access to the COVID vaccine thus far:

“Unfortunately, we’re seeing the same disparities in the distribution of the vaccine as we’re seeing with COVID-related morbidity and mortality,” Green says. In Wisconsin, Hispanic Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with COVID, Black Wisconsinites are more likely to be hospitalized with COVID, and Native Americans are more likely to die from COVID relative to their white counterparts. Yet when we look at who’s getting the vaccine, a greater share of white Wisconsinites are getting the vaccine relative to other groups.”

Watch the whole interview here!