From the Document: "National data indicate low intentions for COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccination among a substantial minority of Black Americans, and disproportionately lower vaccination rates among Black Americans than White Americans. [...] High mistrust around COVID-19 vaccines may lower vaccine confidence. Social network members' attitudes can be influential in encouraging vaccination. Public health communications could use transparent and clear messaging on safety and efficacy, and acknowledge historical and ongoing discrimination and racism as understandable reasons for low confidence in COVID-19 vaccines. Future research is needed to consider vaccine access challenges in tandem with mistrust as contributing to low vaccination rates across health conditions."
2021 National Medical Association
Journal of the National Medical Association (June 30, 2021), v.20 no.4, p.1-13