The decrease is more pronounced in Black and Latino communities. Local health experts say a lack of education, misinformation, and general weariness are to blame.
Author Archives: Charles Ayitey
Charles Ayitey is a broadcast reporter and narrative writer living in Oakland, California. His beat is on racial equities in health, business, and policy in the United States. Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (an affiliate of the University of Ghana) and expects to graduate from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in May 2024. Before joining Berkeley J-School, Charles was a business anchor and writer at Joy News – a leading news organization in his hometown, Accra. He was awarded as the best business journalist in Ghana and the best climate reporter in Africa in 2021.
Monkeypox vaccinations in Oakland lag among Black and Latinx gay men
But with these groups at a higher risk of infection, Alameda County officials and LGBTQ community advocates are working to increase awareness.