April 5, 2021

A letter to Black America for those who do not want the COVID-19 vaccine

"As a Black physician, I urge you to consider taking the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to you. Vaccines save lives. Preventing poor outcomes, as in death, is an exciting effect of this vaccine.  I will be first in line when it is...


"As a Black physician, I urge you to consider taking the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to you. Vaccines save lives. Preventing poor outcomes, as in death, is an exciting effect of this vaccine.  I will be first in line when it is offered to me, and I hope to see you in line next to me. Masked up, of course."

Erkeda DeRouen is a family physician and can be reached at her self-titled site, Dr Erkeda DeRouen.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "A letter to Black America for those who do not want to take the COVID-19 vaccine." (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/12/a-letter-to-black-america-for-those-who-do-not-want-to-take-the-covid-19-vaccine.html)