The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) article highlighting COVID-19 vaccination coverage among people living with diagnosed HIV infection in New York.
The report by New York State health officials and CDC found, in the state of New York, that COVID-19 vaccination coverage was lower among adults with HIV than the general adult population, and that Black people with HIV were among the groups with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination coverage. People engaged in care were more likely to be vaccinated than people not engaged in HIV care. The report emphasizes the need for interventions to help people with HIV get into and stay in HIV care, get vaccinated, and stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines according to CDC guidelines.
Adapted from CDC Data Highlights Factors that Contribute to Continuing HIV Disparities in the U.S., CDC NCHHSTP Newsroom, Feb. 3, 2022.