Did you know that only 54% of black adults said they would get a coronavirus vaccine in 2020, as opposed to 74% of hispanic and white adults?
In honor of Black History Month, CHI is hosting an online conference to raise awareness of this issue. The webinar will address the history of vaccine hesitancy and the current challenges of convincing vulnerable populations to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The live webinar is set for Monday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m., but will also be recorded and posted for later viewing.
The webinar will be moderated by CHI’s chief medical officer, Dr. Saint Anthony Amofah, and will include panel experts Dr. Edwin Bosa-Osorio, Dr. Elizabeth Philippe and Dr. Jheanel White.
Topics will include:
— The important contributions of blacks in the development of vaccines.
— The unjust and cruel history of the experimentation on blacks.
— The CDC’s vaccine recommendations and ethical principles for distribution.
To register, visit chisouthfl.org/blackhistory.