Disparities in Internet Access and COVID-19 Vaccination in New York City

Isaac H. Michaels, MPH; Sylvia J. Pirani, MS, MPH; Alvaro Carrascal, MD, MPH


Prev Chronic Dis. 2021;18(8):E83 

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Abstract and Introduction


A bivariate choropleth map that visualizes zip code–level data on household internet access and COVID-19 vaccination in New York City. The map identifies zip codes where the greatest disparities exist. Most disparities are in the Bronx and Brooklyn. This information could be used to place appointment-free vaccination sites in the short term and augment digital education and broadband internet access in the long term. Data on internet access were retrieved from NYC Open Data on April 7, 2021. Vaccination data were retrieved from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on April 7, 2021.