Announcement: NIMHD funds vaccine hesitancy research with a focus on COVID-19

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NIMHD awards five new research grants that will examine barriers to increasing reach, access, and uptake of vaccination among health disparity populations 

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) recently awarded five research grants to address vaccine hesitancy, uptake, and implementation among populations who experience health disparities. A total of $14.5 million has been committed over next five years for these five grants, subject to available funds. Over $3.67 million has been provided by the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, to fund the first year of these grants.

These awards prioritize SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccination uptake among adults. A disproportionate number of ethnic minorities in the U.S. are dying from COVID-19 related complications. Additionally, there are vaccination disparities and challenges associated with vaccination and uptake among racial and ethnic minorities. Research is needed to understand and address misinformation, distrust, and hesitancy in these populations who are at increased risk for morbidity and mortality.

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