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WATCH: Why COVID vaccinations are lagging in Tennessee’s rural white and urban Latinx communities

PBS, 09 Apr 2021
William Brangham spoke with local public media reporters in Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee about the challenges for vaccine rollouts in their regions. Blake Farmer of Nashville Public Radio noted that while early conversations around anticipated vaccine hesitancy centered largely around communities of color, many residents of white, rural communities have demonstrated a significant resistance to the idea of getting vaccinated. He added that immigrant advocacy groups are making an effort to help Spanish-speaking residents in Nashville secure appointments, in many cases going door-to-door in those communities to ensure people have the information they need to get their shots.

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