Black Health Experts Urge Black Americans to Get Vaccinated Despite Inequitable U.S. Rollout

Both vaccine hesitancy and lack of access are cause for concern

On February 7, 60 Black health experts published an open letter in the New York Times opinion section urging Black Americans to get vaccinated for Covid-19. It acknowledged the hesitancy of some Black people to get vaccinated due to “absolutely warranted” historical distrust of health institutions, and it sought to dispel misinformation circulating in Black communities that called the safety of the vaccines into question.

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.