Kansas City area doctors urge black residents to get vaccine

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By KNSS Radio

A group of Kansas City area health care experts are urging black residents to overcome their hesitations and get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Kansas City's Black Health Care Coalition and and a team of Black medical professionals are working to persuade about 45,000 blacks in the metro area that the vaccine is the best way to slow the pandemic. 

During an online briefing Monday, Dr. Nevada Lee, who practices in Leawood, Kansas, said many blacks are skeptical of the vaccine. But she noted blacks are more likely to contract COVID-19 and more likely to die from it.