About till now 54 lakhs People in the United States have received at least one dose of the Kovid-19 vaccine, and approximately 28 million people have been fully vaccinated. At Colon-Lord and other medical centers that treat many LGBTQ patients, health care workers say they have seen greater demand for the vaccine in white patients than patients of color.
LGBT people of color were twice as likely as white non-LGBT people to test positive for Kovid-19, according to a Williams Institute Study Published in February. even though Black People While experts say there are more risks to deal with the disease, concerns about the vaccine are particularly prevalent. in one discovery Published in this month’s Vaccines magazine, 1,350 men and transgender women, identified as predominantly gay or bisexual, reported how likely they would be to receive the Kovid – 19 vaccine. The study found that black participants expressed significantly more vaccine inhibition than their white peers.
Health care workers are facing similar resistance in their patients. Some people said, “Well, no – Trump was involved in getting this vaccine so I’m not going to take the vaccine,” said Jill Crank, nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins Community Physician in Baltimore. “
Studies show that hesitancy about the Kovid vaccine occurs in all demographic groups, including those in the medical profession. About three to 10 health care workers hesitate to get vaccinated. Survey Compared to about a quarter of the general population, KFF (formerly the Kaiser Family Foundation) was published in December.
29-year-old Dejorn Gothier, a black transgender man who lives about 20 minutes from Milwaukee, said that although he is currently eligible to receive the vaccine, he does not want to.
“Right now it’s not one to go,” said Mr. Gauthier, a model and business owner who owns Kovid-19 antibodies since he contracted coronavirus last year. The vaccine’s development “proceeded so quickly and so quickly, that I just hesitated a little bit,” he said, adding that he was also unsure of the vaccine’s ingredients. “There is a fear in the community.”
Experts said, for members of the LGBTQ community, and especially people of color, the medical establishment has hesitated to have pre-existing mistrust.