Stories tagged: "Vaccine Stories"


a Black doctor talking to Black patients and building covid vaccine trust
COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Is a Very Real Concern in Communities of Color. Black Doctors Are Doing Something About It.

The COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy Black communities have is warranted. Black healthcare providers have taken on the responsibility to help change it.

Billye Gaymon of Florida getting the coronavirus vaccine (Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER)
Florida Woman Gifts Herself COVID Vaccination for Her 68th Birthday

“I saw it was being offered in my area and I said, I’m supposed to do this. I decided I had to be part of the solution and not the problem. We have to try to heal America and stop the spread."

Heroes of 2020: Vaccine Trial Volunteers
Heroes of 2020: Three Americans Share Why They Volunteered For COVID Vaccine Trials

Without tens of thousands of volunteers around the world, the US would not currently have two vaccines to battle the coronavirus. These are those volunteers' stories.

Registered nurse Emily Shearer gets the coronavirus vaccine on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, Centre County. (Courtesy of Mount Nittany Medical Center)
Front-Line Workers in Pennsylvania Say They Feel Safe With Coronavirus Vaccine

As more and more front-line workers are inoculated against the novel coronavirus, the essential work force has stepped up once again to let people know the vaccine is safe.

(Image via Shutterstock; Graphic by COURIER)
Green Bay Physicians Compare Vaccine Success to ‘Hail Mary’ Touchdown

Doctors from Green Bay-area hospitals endorse safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine.

Chestina Schubert raises her hand as she becomes the first person at University Hospital to be vaccinated on Dec. 17. Herd immunity, or vaccinating 70% of state residents, will not be likely by fall unless the federal government increasing vaccine allocation to Wisconsin. (Photo provided by UW Health; Graphic by COURIER)
The First Frontline Worker Vaccinated in Wisconsin Is a Black Woman. That Matters in the Fight for Trust.

This community has been hit hard by the virus. It is also much less likely to trust medical research and the vaccines produced by research.

Image via Shawn Rocco/Duke Health; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER
Latina Doctors Got the COVID-19 Vaccine to Inspire Others to Do the Same

Two Duke University doctors say that getting the vaccine is safer for Latinos than getting infected with COVID.