Dec 21, 2020
As coronavirus vaccinations of frontline healthcare workers are rolled out across the country, many in the Black and Hispanic community aren’t so sure they want it. A recent Pew Research Center study finds less than half of Black adults polled say they plan to get vaccinated. So, how can the medical community build trust now when an effective vaccine to fight a worldwide pandemic is at our doorstep? On this episode, Dr. Angela Branche, assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases; Jackie Dozier, a vaccine trial participant; and Dr. Linda Clark, a practicing physician and president of the Rochester Black Physicians Network discuss what it will take to get the COVID-19 vaccine to communities of color. Read the transcript.