Vaccine hesitancy among Black Marylanders has plummeted. Sixty percent of Black residents say they will either get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they can or indicate they’ve already received at least one dose, according to the most recent Goucher College Poll. That’s the same percentage who said they would not get such a vaccine just five months ago. The causes and public health implications of this dramatic shift are worth considering, as are some potential blind spots of the data. For starters, the drop in hesitancy didn’t just happen, nor can it just be explained simply by the availability of the vaccine.
Poll: Black Marylanders embrace COVID-19 vaccine; rate discrepancies persist
March 12, 2021