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.

Misperceptions about COVID-19 abound. Some people — especially people of color — are rejecting the vaccine. Assoumou wants to set the record straight. She is quick to point out that the team that developed one of the vaccines was led by a Black scientist. Kizzmekia Corbett, PhD is a research fellow and the lead scientist for coronavirus vaccine research for the National Institute of Health. In addition, across the country, people of color were heavily recruited to participate in clinical trials for the vaccine.

Dr. Assoumou gets vaccinated. PHOTO: Boston Medical Center

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