More Black And Latinx Americans Are Embracing COVID-19 Vaccination
When COVID-19 vaccines began arriving in Memphis, Tenn., late last year, some Black residents had questions. Did the vaccines cause infertility? Did they alter a person's DNA? They don't. And local community leaders worked hard to counter these and other vaccine myths as they came up in public forums around town or appeared online. Even so, Dr. Pat Flynn, an infectious disease specialist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, was worried that early public vaccination events might be dominated by white people in a town where most residents are Black.