Minorities and the COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine has now been distributed through the world with many more doses to be issued through the year. The healthcare system has had a long history of discrimination against minorities and studies like the Tuskegee syphilis study may make it hard for many people of color to trust the new vaccine. Health care professionals and prominent members of the US government, however,  have been advocating for the vaccine and trying to alleviate fears especially in communities of color. We sent out a survey to the GS community to get their thoughts on the vaccine and asked if the history of healthcare discrimination affected their trust in the healthcare system/vaccine. We received 29 responses from minorities on campus and you can see the results by clicking below.