February 10, 2022

More Primary Care Docs Equals Higher COVID Vaccination Rates

Counties with a high number of primary care physicians (PCPs) had higher COVID-19 vaccination rates, a cross-sectional study found.

Among 2,739 counties and county equivalents (87.2% of total counties in the U.S.), those in the highest decile of number of PCPs per 100,000 population had a 5.5% higher vaccination rate compared with those in the lowest decline (95% CI 2.6-8.4), reported Andrew Chan, MD, MPH, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues in a JAMA Network Open research letter. Continue reading