San Diego Black Nurses Association tackles vaccine hesitancy among Black folks
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Black Nurses Association for over 40 years has been providing health services that address inequalities in health care for underserved communities of all ethnicities in San Diego.
Now, they’re addressing vaccine hesitancy in San Diego’s Black communities.
“The hesitancy, as it relates to particularly African Americans, is a very earned one, as it relates to the history of vaccines in the country,” explained Samantha Gambles Farr, President of the San Diego Black Nurses Association, “however, we know that it’s very important for us to get this vaccine as it relates to the overall outcomes in that people who have been receiving these vaccines have not been dying as a result of COVID-19.”
San Diego Black Nurses Association President Samantha Gambles Farr joined KUSI for a discussion on the Association and how they’re addressing vaccine hesitancy in the Black community here in San Diego.