Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Diversity Slips As Enrollment Rises, Unlike Moderna
Trial diversity is among the issues that stakeholders worry could hinder vaccine uptake.
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Although differences in how sponsors have publicly disclosed demographic data for their enrolled trials make cross-study comparisons difficult, in general trial enrollment of Black and Hispanic participants has ranged from 10%-19% and 11%-45%, respectively, with one-quarter to one-third of study subjects falling into older age groups.