The COVID-19 Vaccine. What Black Chicagoans want you to Know.

It has been a year since the world changed.  The COVID-19 pandemic altered every aspect of our lives.  Social distancing, wearing masks, remote work, and learning all became part of our regular vocabulary. The world as we knew it changed with many of us isolated from family, friends, and loved ones.  Vacations and weddings were canceled or postponed.  Life events such as birthdays, graduations, proms, and other celebrations became virtual or drive-by celebrations.

COVID-19 disrupted our lives and the world longed to return to “normal”.  A vaccine held the promise of all of us returning to our way of life.  Since the new administration took office, there has been an increase in the production and distribution of the vaccine.  Coronavirus ravaged black communities.  According to Mayo Clinic, Black Americans contracted COVID at a rate almost 5 times that of their white counterparts.  Despite that alarming statistic, vaccine hesitancy in our


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