Nikia Clark, community relations coordinator at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute says what she finding when she goes out to talk with mainly the minority communities and faith-based communities is that they have a lot of questions about the COVID vaccine, mainly about the safety of it. She says people are interested in getting the vaccine, but they want to make sure they have all the information they need to make the best-informed decision for themselves.
There is a lot of information out there. Clark says you have to know where to look and you have to get it from trusted sources. She says at Roswell they only look at the scientific data base evidence that supports the vaccine and its effectiveness. They look at how it is in different populations, different groups of people, and they look primarily at the safety of it. They want to make sure it is safe.
You can call 1-800-ROSWELL to talk to someone in the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement. They have tip sheets that they are working on that gives all that scientific-based data so people can get their questions answered by reading that tip sheet and if they wanted to talk further to someone at Roswell who has had the vaccine, they also have that option as well.