Vaccine misinformation sweeps through Latinx community

The Consul of Mexico in Las Vegas and the City of Reno host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center in Reno on April 24, 2021. Photo by JASON BEAN/RGJ via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Latinos make up less than 40% of the California population — but more than 55% of the state’s coronavirus cases. Just a quarter of all vaccines administered in the state have gone to Latinos. There’s lots of hesitancy in the community, driven partly by online and bilingual misinformation. Some of it has explicitly targeted Latinos.