Health task force focuses on COVID-19 vaccine in minorities

Health task force focuses on COVID-19 vaccine in minorities

CHARLOTTE — People of color say they feel under represented in the COVID-19 vaccine process.

Pfizer and Moderna are closer to finishing their phase 3 trial.

AstraZeneca also recently entered phase 3.

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Dr. Rodney Hood with the National Medical Association recently formed the COVID-19 Equity Task Force to serve African American and minority communities.

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“It became clear to us that we need to put a body together that, as a vaccine came out, we are putting ourselves in a position to be able to evaluate data of the vaccine and render an independent opinion as to the safety and efficacy of that vaccine,” Hood said. “Especially for African Americans.”

In the video at the top of this webpage, learn more about the COVID-19 Equity Task Force and how members want to ensure minorities are represented in the trials.

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