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Connections: Discussing vaccine mistrust among Black Americans

The rate of vaccination among Black Americans is significantly lower than the rate among white Americans. Our guests explore the reasons for mistrust and the ongoing challenge of changing hearts and minds in our community.

Our guests:

  • Shani Wilson, physician assistant who works in internal medicine and addiction medicine in Rochester
  • Pastor Rickey Harvey, Mount Olivet Baptist Church
  • Simeon Banister, vice president of community programs for the Rochester Area Community Foundation

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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