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Dispelling the vaccine hesitancy myth
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Covid19
Dispelling the vaccine hesitancy myth
When the emergency vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna started making the rounds, so did sensational headlines about how the Black community wouldn’t take it. Discussion arose among the medical community on how to convince Black people to get the vaccine, and organizations in Boston mobilized to get the community to the mass vaccination site at the Reggie Lewis Center.
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Stan McLaren: an example to the community
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Stan McLaren: an example to the community
Stan McLaren is used to being the first. He is the first born, the first in his family to go to college. It was only fitting then that he was the first at the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Covid19
It’s your turn: Who is eligible for the vaccine, and when
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The immune system: The body’s natural protection
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Covid19
The immune system: The body’s natural protection
Your immune system is on constant guard looking for intruders — something that should not be there. It can distinguish between normal, healthy cells and unhealthy cells. When it detects an outsider — bacteria or a virus, for example — it readies forces to eradicate it. What’s even better, it can often remember. If the virus tries to enter again, its entry is blocked.
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The push for vaccination
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Covid19
The push for vaccination
They call her the “vaccine evangelist.” It’s a moniker that Dr. Sabrina Assoumou bears with pride. Assoumou is an infectious disease physician at Boston Medical Center and assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.
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Should I Get the Vaccine?
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Covid19
Should I Get the Vaccine?
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Black doctors command mass vaccination site
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Local News
Black doctors command mass vaccination site
The Black Boston COVID-19 Coalition took over the Reggie Lewis Center mass vaccination site over the weekend, with Black volunteers, doctors and greeters to encourage the community to get vaccinated against the virus.
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Challenges facing Hub vaccine effort
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Local News
Challenges facing Hub vaccine effort
Elected officials and public health experts were sharply critical of the Baker administration’s initial roll-out of vaccine sites last week, with none located in the Black community where people have been hit the hardest by COVID-19 in Boston. But skepticism among community members could be an even greater factor inhibiting the dose rollout.
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High-risk adults now eligible for vaccination
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Local News
High-risk adults now eligible for vaccination
Elders living in public and private subsidized housing have been moved up in phase two of the state’s vaccination plan to fight against COVID-19.
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Opinion
History has me hesitant about vaccine
Black people are not largely anti-vaxxers, but the high levels of hesitancy are understandable
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