December 29, 2020

Some Black and Latino Americans are still hesitant to take the vaccine. Here’s what is fueling that distrust

[Excerpted from CNN]

CommunityHealth in Chicago, which provides free healthcare to nearly 8,000 patients — most of them Latino — is understaffed with only 42 employees and 1,000 volunteers, CEO Stephanie Willding said.
Willding said her clinic isn’t equipped for the community outreach, vaccine storage and other logistics needed to get two doses of the vaccine to every patient.
She also worries that her patients, particularly single parents and essential workers, won’t be able to get their families to the clinic twice.
“Covid-19 has put a spotlight on something that safety net healthcare providers have always known and that is the inequity in healthcare access,” Willding said. “When we talk about an equitable approach to vaccine distribution, free and charitable health centers need to be factored into that approach.”…
Read the entire piece at CNN, December 7, 2020