By Utah State University | January 25, 2021

New Publication: Black-White Disparities in 2009 H1N1 Vaccination among Adults in the United States: A Cautionary Tale for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Eric Reigther and Sojung LimProfessors of Sociology Dr. Eric Reither and Dr. Sojung Lim

A new publication from USU Sociology's Dr. Eric Reither and Dr. Sojung Lim highlights black-white disparities for the vaccine during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and what that means for the COVID-19 pandemic.


Prior research has highlighted racial and ethnic disparities in H1N1 vaccination in the United States. Our study adds to this literature by utilizing an intersectionality framework to examine the joint influence of race and sex on H1N1 vaccination beliefs and behaviors among non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites (hereafter blacks and whites).

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