Henry Highland Garnet Symposium unpacks vaccine hesitancy in African American community

CHESTERTOWN — Unpacking vaccine hesitancy among the African American community and finding ways to address it cannot be done without first acknowledging the history that created and fostered mistrust.

“When we consider the reasons for vaccine hesitancy in these communities, we have to consider two major reasons,” Dr. Ruth Shoge said Friday during Sumner Hall’s fourth annual Henry Highland Garnet Symposium. “That is mistrust in medicine and medical…

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