Baltimore partners with higher-education institution to address vaccine outreach

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa announced a partnership with a handful of the area’s higher-education institutions to create listening sessions and educational materials to help address concerns of vaccine access and hesitancies in the city.

The partnership with Morgan State University, the Maryland Institute College of Art Center for Social Design and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s International Vaccine Access Center has formed committees focused on the specific concerns of various groups, including residents who are older, homeless, disabled or pregnant, as well as the city’s immigrant, Latino and Orthodox Jewish communities.

In a statement, Dzirasa said “the International Vaccine Access Center’s wealth of knowledge in addressing vaccine hesitancy, Morgan State University’s ties to the community and influence across Baltimore City, and the Maryland Institute College of Art Center for Social Design incredible creative talents” will combine to make the partnership effective in easing residents’ concerns about the coronavirus vaccine.

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