COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among People Living with HIV

AIDS Behav. 2022 Jul;26(7):2224-2228. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03570-9. Epub 2022 Jan 7.


People living with HIV (PLWH) are at greater risk for severe COVID-19 and are a priority population for COVID-19 vaccination. As of June 15, 2021, 61.6% of PLWH in Oregon received ≥ 1 COVID-19 vaccine dose. Younger PLWH, Hispanic/Latinx PLWH and PLWH who inject drugs or reside in rural and frontier areas had low vaccine uptake while PLWH who were engaged in care, enrolled in the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, and vaccinated against influenza had high vaccine uptake. Greater advocacy, education, and care navigation are required to increase COVID-19 vaccine access and uptake among PLWH.

Keywords: COVID-19; HIV; Public health surveillance; Vaccination.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-HIV Agents*
  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • COVID-19* / epidemiology
  • COVID-19* / prevention & control
  • HIV Infections* / epidemiology
  • HIV Infections* / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Vaccines*


  • Anti-HIV Agents
  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Vaccines