In coronavirus vaccine rollout, Massachusetts community health centers play critical role
By Marie Szaniszlo | Boston Herald
Before the Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury began vaccinating people at its two locations, it held a series of focus groups in the community.
“People wanted to know who were in the clinical trials, the side effects, how the vaccine was developed so quickly,” said Frederica Williams, the center’s president and CEO. “We were able to explain to them and assure them and not minimize what they were saying.”
Like the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, the Whittier has run public-service announcements on social media, including on its YouTube channel, showing black and brown people getting vaccinated.