Funder(s)

National Institute on Aging (NIA) ,NICHD-funded Population Research Institute at Penn State,the USDA Agricultural Experiment Station Multistate Research Project: W4001, Social, Economic and Environmental Causes and Consequences of Demographic Change in Rural America, and the Syracuse University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion.

Funding ID

R24 AG065159, 2R24 AG045061, P30AG066583, P2CHD041025

Description/Abstract

Achieving high vaccination coverage is the best way to prevent coronavirus spread, but COVID-19 vaccination rates vary substantially across the U.S. This brief compares COVID-19 vaccination rates across the U.S. rural-urban continuum and identifies the major contributors to lower rates of vaccination in rural counties. The authors find that higher Trump vote share in the 2020 Presidential election and lower educational attainment collectively explain lower rural vaccination rates.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

COVID-19, Vaccinations, Spatial Dispartities, Rural Health

Disciplines

Demography, Population, and Ecology | Rural Sociology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

Date

9-24-2021

Language

English

Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge support from two research networks funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) (R24 AG065159 and 2R24 AG045061), the NIA-funded Center for Aging and Policy Studies at Syracuse University (P30AG066583), the NICHD-funded Population Research Institute at Penn State (P2CHD041025), the USDA Agricultural Experiment Station Multistate Research Project: W4001, Social, Economic and Environmental Causes and Consequences of Demographic Change in Rural America, and the Syracuse University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion.

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
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