Numerous vaccines have been approved in the United States and the number of people vaccinated continues to grow each day. However, many people are still not comfortable receiving the vaccine. Many people have been referring to vaccine hesitancy, but what is it exactly? Abram Wagner, research assistant professor at the U-M School of Public Health and Trina R. Shanks, professor at the School of Social Work and faculty associate of the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research, explain the history of vaccine hesitancy, how it is tied to race and how both relate to the pandemic.
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