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Maryland Hair Salons, Barbershops Lead Vaccination Efforts Among Black Community

A COVID-19 vaccination record card. (David J. Phillip/AP)
A COVID-19 vaccination record card. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Vaccine hesitancy has had a tremendous impact on Black communities.

In an effort to get more Black people to get vaccinated, Stephen Thomas — who heads the Maryland Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland School of Public Health — teamed up with barbershops and salons in the area.

Here & Now’s Celeste Headlee speaks with Thomas about his efforts.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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