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COVID vaccinations lag for people on Medi-Cal


An East Palo Alto resident is inoculated during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic run by Ravenswood Family Health Network at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park on April 10, 2021. Ravenswood clinics serve low-income populations with more than half of their patients participating in Medi-Cal and other public health care programs.

Low-income Californians enrolled in Medi-Cal have been vaccinated at far lower rates than the overall population in all 58 counties, according to state data.

The disparity reveals a strong economic divide between the vaccinated and unvaccinated throughout California.