Should minority communities be hesitant to get vaccinated considering their race’s history with vaccines?
While the well-documented concerns about vaccines among minority communities, particular the Black community, are understandable and valid, they can be confident that the COVID-19 vaccine was tested on white, Black and Latinx people alike, and Black doctors and researchers are involved in the production of the vaccine. One notable figure is Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a Black woman and one of the lead scientists who helped develop the vaccine. Health officials are aware of the concerns of these communities and have assured the public that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for all races.
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