Pandemics and Health Equity Lessons Learned from the H1N1 Response in Los Angeles County
Plough, A., Bristow, B., Fielding, J., et al. (2011). Pandemics and Health Equity: Lessons Learned from the H1N1 Response in Los Angeles County. (Abstract only.) Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 17(1): 20-7.
The authors examine data from an H1N1 mass vaccination clinic provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in 2009. African American residents reported the lowest vaccination rate, followed by white residents. The authors note that informal community messaging was running counter to “official” messaging that was highlighting equity in vaccination access.