Black Americans Cite Low Vaccine Confidence, Mistrust, and Limited Access as Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccination
Aug 6, 2021
Published in: Journal of the National Medical Association (2021). doi: 10.1016/j.jnma.2021.05.011
Posted on RAND.org on July 02, 2021
High mistrust among Black Americans around COVID-19 vaccines may lower vaccine confidence. Social network members' attitudes can be influential in encouraging vaccination. Public health communications could use transparent and clear messaging on safety and efficacy, and acknowledge historical and ongoing discrimination and racism as understandable reasons for low confidence in COVID-19 vaccines.