Buffalo’s COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered [Interviews]
Power 93.7 WBLK hosted a Covid-19 Vaccine Town Hall, brought to you by Univera. On Saturday, February 20, 2021, we held a live town hall on-air. We were joined by community and health officials, as well as doctors, to get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine.
We realize that so many people of color are not fully comfortable with getting the vaccine, especially knowing the history of medical experiments on African-Americans in the United States. That's why we decided to host this town hall. Not to convince you to get the vaccine, but to have professionals and experts educate you and address your concerns so you can make an informed decision. We were joined by two doctors who specialize in pediatrics to address questions about children getting vaccinated. It was hosted by me, Yasmin Young, and Ed-Nice. If you missed it, we're giving you each segment on-demand below.
Meet our guests and listen to their segments:
Buffalo NAACP's President Rev. Blue
Mona Chitre, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer and VP of Clinical Strategy, and Innovation, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Dr. Raul Vazquez, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., Urban Family Practice and G-Health Enterprises
Erie County Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein
Dr. Lauren Kuwik, O'Connor Medical Group
Jonathan Daniels MD, Main-Tonawanda Pediatrics of Integrity Health Group & University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
If you are eligible to receive a vaccine and are trying to find a location here in Buffalo or Western New York, you can check out our comprehensive list of vaccine locations here.
LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions
While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.