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Rural Communities Struggle to Reach Vaccination Goals

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Early on state healthcare facilities, including Baptist Health and UAMS, deployed mobile vaccine clinics to reach rural Arkansans.

Arkasnas ranks 48th in the nation for COVID-19 vaccinations - around 35 percent -  and rural populations continue to have disproportionately lower rates. Health officials are now trying to combat misinformation and other barriers to access, as the threat from the delta variant looms. 

Daniel Caruth is KUAF's Morning Edition host and reporter for Ozarks at Large.
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