Favor ‘Racialized Communities’ Over Some Older High-Risk People For Vaccine, Canadian Guidance States

New Canadian guidance for the application of coronavirus vaccines prioritizes certain racial communities ahead of some older non-racialized people who may be high-risk. The guidance states that the adults in those “racialized communities” should get the vaccines before other adults who may even be at high risk of severe illness from contracting COVID-19 because of underlying medical conditions.

“Adults from racialized communities disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic should be prioritized for shots in the second stage of the vaccination campaign, says new guidance from Canada’s national advisory committee on immunization,” CTV News reported.

Those adults from “racialized communities” will receive the vaccines before “individuals 16-59 years of age with an underlying medical condition at high risk of severe illness due to COVID-19 and their essential primary caregiver,” the guidance states.

The guidance claims, “Many of the populations at increased risk of severe disease or exposure face challenges accessing immunization. The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified social and biologic inequities

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