Closing The Gap On Vaccine Access: Building Trust In Immunization (Part 3)

How are healthcare workers combating misinformation and distrust around the COVID vaccine for Black and Latino residents hardest hit by the virus?

Virus Outbreak Georgia Vaccine
Andrew Young, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations watches after he received his COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. Ron Harris / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Virus Outbreak Georgia Vaccine
Andrew Young, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations watches after he received his COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. Ron Harris / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Closing The Gap On Vaccine Access: Building Trust In Immunization (Part 3)

How are healthcare workers combating misinformation and distrust around the COVID vaccine for Black and Latino residents hardest hit by the virus?

In the latest installment in our series Closing the Gap, Reset explores disparities in COVID-19 vaccine access and distribution in the greater Chicagoland region.

The series continues with a look at how physicians and community health outreach workers are combating negative messaging around the vaccine, particularly for Black and Latino residents hit hardest by the virus.

GUESTS: Dr. Monica Peek, physician and health disparities researcher at UChicago Medicine

Maria Ines Zamudio, WBEZ immigration reporter