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Give Covid Vaccine a Shot, Health Officials Plead to Skeptical

July 21, 2020, 10:56 AM

Many Americans are wary of getting a Covid-19 vaccination when one becomes ready, toughening the task of health officials to ensure herd immunity.

Extra Doubts: Black Americans are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus but are also more hesitant to get a potential vaccine compared with other groups. Historic racial inequities and uncertainty over trying the first vaccine for a new disease will present obstacles for efforts to promote receiving the shot.

Involvement Matters: Officials should include Black and Latinx perspectives in the clinical trial design and manufacturing processes and bring in local communities to “develop effective messaging encouraging people to ...

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