COVID-19 vaccine percentages lower for minority populations in La Crosse County

16 percent of African Americans in the County have received at least one dose, as compared to 44 of those that are white

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Community leaders in La Crosse working to close vaccination gaps.

As of Wednesday, 44.4% of the people in La Crosse County that identify as white have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The numbers drop among minority groups.

A little more than 33% of those that are Asian have received a dose.

22% that are indigenous and just 16% of those who are black have received at dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Raising those percentages, according to community leaders, takes staying informed to help reduce disinformation and vaccine hesitancy.

“Think about asking questions to people that you know, to your doctor if you have a doctor,” said Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council executive director Arlette Rodriquez-Miller.

There are community vaccination clinics like one starting Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club on La Crosse’s north side to help with vaccine accessibility

More details are available here.