Almost 9 Million Blacks Ready To Take the COVID Vaccine

1/13/2021, noon
 Almost 9 Million Blacks Ready To Take the COVID Vaccine

     A new study conducted by BlackDoctor.org (BDO), the leading health and wellness site for Black Americans with over 20 million monthly reach, shows that approximately 8.7 million Blacks are now more receptive to taking the COVID vaccine, and the hardline stance of vaccine hesitancy is decreasing substantially.
     BDO has conducted numerous surveys beginning in April 2020 regarding the willingness of Blacks to take the vaccine. Over the course of this year and on average, approximately 60% of Black Americans reported they were not taking the vaccine for a variety of reasons. In one survey, the percentage of vaccine hesitancy increased to 91% for Black adults.
     Now, BDO highlights a significant breakthrough with
its current survey findings. The number of Blacks stating
they will not take the vaccine has dropped to 42%, a substantial decrease from 60%. Thirty percent (30%) now say
they want more information. Three prevailing mindsets
have emerged from Black Americans:
* 28% want to take the
vaccine (8.7 million adults)
* 30% want more informa-
tion (9.3 million adults)
* 42% say they will not
take the vaccine (13 million
adults, but down from 18.6
     Of particular note is the 5.6 million that have altered their stance while citing the combination of the following reasons: the fact that the top
Black doctors are saying it is safe and that they learned more about the vaccine on trusted websites like BDO. Reggie Ware, CEO of BDO credits the Black Coalition Against COVID-19 with helping the Black community overcome vaccine hesitancy
and achieve this historic level of success.
    Dr. Reed Tuckson is the co-founder of the coalition,
which consists of the four
Black medical schools: The National Black Nurses Association, the National Medical Association, the National
Urban League, the Cobb Institute of the NMA, and
BlackDoctor.org. “It is now time to be very deliberate to
ensure the 8 million Blacks who want the vaccine actually receive the vaccination,” states Dr. Reed Tuckson. “Additionally, the 9.3 million people who want more in-
formation should absolutely receive it, and the coalition is
poised to inform and answer questions through the BDO platform with a variety of Facebook Live broadcasts and other outreach activities.”