As coronavirus vaccinations of frontline healthcare workers are rolled out across the country, many in the Black and Hispanic community say they aren’t so sure they want it. A recent Pew Research Center study finds less than half of Black adults polled say they plan to get vaccinated. In this episode of Insights, the Office of Equity and Inclusion’s podcast, Angela Branche, an assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases; Jackie Dozier, a vaccine trial participant; and Linda Clark, a practicing physician and president of the Rochester Black Physicians Network, discuss what it will take for medicine to build trust in communities of color in order to get the COVID-19 vaccine to some of the populations hardest hit by the pandemic. 

Weblink to podcast: https://equityandinclusion.libsyn.com/vaccine-skepticism-in-communities-of-color-0

Phases of PrioritizationTentative Prioritization Criteria
Phase 1AHealth care personnel (HCP), EMS, funeral workers, OMH staff and residents, OASAS staff, OPWDD staff and residents, FQHC staff, and Long Term Care Facility residents
Phase 1BEssential workers (non-HCP)  Ex: Education, Food & Agriculture, Utilities, Police, Fire, Corrections Officers, Transportation People 75+ years old
Phase 1CAdults with high-risk medical conditions and Adults 65-74 years old
Phase 2Remainder of Phase 1 Populations /  Critical Populations
Phase 3General Population aged 16-64 years old