GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Recent statistics show that 48% of African Americans in Kent County are vaccinated and that number is even lower among Black 20-29 year olds, with only 30% being vaccinated. Much of this is being attributed to many factors — including a steady stream of misinformation about COVID vaccines, as well as a lack of access to quality health care. Now, Spectrum Health is teaming up with several Black-led organizations across West Michigan to help combat these barriers and help boost vaccination rates thanks to a grant from Michigan State University.

Joining us today is Jeremy Moore with Spectrum Health’s Healthier Communities and Gertrude Croom, a member of the Kent County Black Vaccination Resource Committee.

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For more information, visit the Spectrum Health Healthier Communities site.

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