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WNCN: Why vaccinating women against COVID-19 is a challenge in some parts of the world

A health worker injects the vaccine to students during vaccine program in Cinangka Public High School, Serang, Banten, Indonesia, Monday, August 9th 2021. Students need to bring permission letter from their parents to get vaccinated.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The vast majority of health care workers on the planet are women. However, women are far less likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19. That gender gap is primarily occurring in less developed nations.

“Women are 70 percent of the people getting COVID, but they’re only 25 percent of the people getting COVID vaccines,” said Emily Janoch, Director for Knowledge Management and Learning for CARE USA.

“You see these huge gaps happening because women have less access to transportation. They have less access to health care. They’re busy at home taking care of the rest of their family. It’s harder for them to leave their houses. Sometimes they have to ask permission. All of that makes it incredibly challenging.”

Watch the full story at WNCN Raleigh


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