Why Does Planned Parenthood Support the Vaccine?
The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the vast racial health disparities in so many parts of the country. Barriers to health care access from centuries of systemic racism have meant that people and families from Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities are more likely to be infected with and die from the virus.
We know that getting the vaccine is an important step toward saving lives and rebuilding communities that have been devastated by this health crisis. We also understand that racism and the medical establishment’s pattern of discrimination and abuse have led to deep mistrust among Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color.
PPVNV is committed to working in partnership with the communities we serve to provide information and resources to Planned Parenthood patients so they can make informed decisions about their bodies and their futures.