Whites are not welcome, says at least one vaccination site in Washington state.
The Washington Department of Health spokeswoman Kristen Maki said people of color are being prioritized to ‘address inequities.’
“Prioritization is designed to address current inequities and barriers to accessing vaccine, and get the people who are at highest risk vaccinated first while federal vaccine supply remains limited,” Maki said.
The African American Reach and Teach Health Ministry (AARTH) is one of the vaccine providers in Washington state and they are forcing people who sign up for an appointment online to identify their race.
White people will be denied an appointment and automatically put on a standby list.
“Part of the reason we ask that is because of the funding that we receive,” AARTH consultant Twanda Hill told the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH. “They want to know. … We have funding because we are able to reach people of color. Federal funding, state funding, county funding. They want to know who are we serving.”