Coalition of Black Health Professionals Working to Break Distrust of Vaccines As COVID-19 Continues
A new survey reveals that Black and Latinx communities are not exactly trustful of a coronavirus vaccine, even if it were offered free of charge. The study dove into vaccine hesitancy in communities of color, which have been hit especially hard by the deadly pandemic.
The survey-based student, which was conducted Sept. 1 through 15 and released on Nov. 23, showed Black and Latinx communities have low trust of a vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. It found that only 14 percent of Black people and 34 percent of Latinos trust the vaccine will be safe. Slightly more people –– 18 percent of Black people and 40 percent of Latinos –– trust its effectiveness.
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