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WATCH: Vaccinations in Buffalo's Black & Latino Communities

Black Americans have been hard hit by COVID-19, but polls say many are also hesitant to get a COVID vaccine shot. What problems are the front-line health care workers around Buffalo experiencing? What have they learned about health disparities among Buffalo's Black & Latino populations. 

Of the 13 million Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 between December and January , 60 percent were White non-Hispanic individuals, 11.5 percent identified as Latino, and 5.4 percent Black.
Source: US CDC

Join WBFO Reporter Thomas O’Neil-White for an online discussion with:

  • Dr. Kenyani Davis MD, MPH, Medical Director at the Community Health Center of Buffalo
  • Dr. Raul Vazquez MD of Urban Family Practice/GBAUHN

The event -available below- is part of the WBFO Racial Equity Project, supported by The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. 

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Thomas moved to Western New York at the age of 14. A graduate of Buffalo State College, he majored in Communications Studies and was part of the sports staff for WBNY. When not following his beloved University of Kentucky Wildcats and Boston Red Sox, Thomas enjoys coaching youth basketball, reading Tolkien novels and seeing live music.
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