Overcoming vaccine hesitancy among communities of color

Dr. Dara Udo, Dr. Mark Poznansky and Dr. Jacki Hart raise the issue of vaccine hesitancy amongst people of color and vulnerable populations and discuss what lessons can be learned from the vaccine roll out during the pandemic to improve the system.

“Vaccine hesitancy, reflected in these examples, takes a myriad of angles and directions. The fears I have heard have been disproportionately voiced by my patients of color. Given past and present treatment by the scientific community, I deeply appreciate their worries and concerns. Looking back on history and addressing existing barriers, the question becomes: What lessons can we learn and what tools can we apply to improve a drastically broken system?”