Skip to main content Skip to site navigation

COVID-19 Vaccination Education


While the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, there is well-founded skepticism among many in communities of color. A long history of discrimination and mistreatment by health care providers, researchers, and government has led to distrust that can be a barrier to vaccine uptake in some of the most impacted communities. To address this challenge requires our reliance on trusted messengers with authentic voices from those impacted communities. Dr. Leroy Sims, a Mills-Peninsula Hospital physician, talks skepticism and vaccine safety in this video link.