Vaccine Confidence And Black Communities

Where Do We Go From Here? Town Hall Recap

Published in: Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) website (2021)

Posted on on July 02, 2021

by James Aboagye, Laura M. Bogart, Lu Dong, Luckie-Alexander Fuller, Priya Gandhi, Brandon Harrison, Bisola O. Ojikutu, Samantha Ryan, Terry L. Smith

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The RAND Corporation, in collaboration with CHIPTS, the Harvard University CFAR, and representatives from APLA Health, Invisible Men, and the Primary Care Development Corporation, hosted a community town hall entitled, "Vaccine Confidence and Black Communities: Where do we go from here?" This event aimed to share lessons learned about COVID-19 vaccine messaging and access, in order to reduce inequities.

The town hall was attended by 78 individuals who listened to a presentation of research findings and community considerations for vaccine access, equity and messaging for Black communities. Participants then participated in breakout rooms to discuss solutions to addressing inequity.

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