Illinois Attorney General Raoul receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

(WSIL) — Attorney General Kwame Raoul Friday received the COVID-19 vaccine at Advocate Health Care’s Vaccine Clinic at Imani Village as part of his efforts to combat vaccine hesitancy.

The Attorney General received his vaccine after becoming eligible in Phase 1B+ of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine plan.

“Black and Brown communities that have been hit harder by COVID-19 are the same communities that have experienced decades of health disparities, which have led to the distrust and vaccine hesitancy Advocate Health Care and Trinity United Church of Christ are partnering to overcome,” Raoul said. “Overcoming vaccine hesitancy comes not by shaming people who distrust the vaccine, but by acknowledging that people have valid questions and providing facts from trusted sources. While I am not a doctor or scientist, I hope I can serve as a trusted voice that will help someone overcome their own hesitancy to receive a COVID vaccine.”

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via WSIL

March 19, 2021 at 02:23PM

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