Gerber and Morenoff seek to understand vaccine hesitancy in Detroit

January 25, 2021 Model D

"It really jumped out that for people of color in general, and Blacks specifically, how important it is to get a [vaccination] recommendation from a health care provider or government health officials," said Jeffrey Morenoff, commenting on findings from the August 2020 Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS) survey. 

An updated survey is currently underway to understand why some people remain reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine and what would make them feel more comfortable getting it.

"We’re asking questions about what folks care about. This lends to a much richer portrayal of how real people are experiencing this unprecedented time," said Elisabeth Gerber 

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