Podcast Episode: Understanding mistrust of flu and COVID-19 vaccines, featuring Dr. Sandra Crouse Quinn.

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The relatively low uptake of flu vaccinations in Black and Hispanic communities is a longstanding health disparity and a public health concern. What if this pattern is repeated for the coronavirus, which is already having a disparate impact? Dr Sandra Crouse Quinn has researched in depth the underlying causes of vaccine uptake disparities, and here she shares her findings with podcast host Dr Mary O’Connor. Dr. Quinn’s research points to the need for better community-based health education, including acknowledgement of historical factors, and the importance of increasing minority participation in medical research.