The New Normal: Health disparities in minority communities

News 12's Doug Geed was joined this morning by Andrea Ault-Brutus, the director of The Office of Health Equity for Nassau County, and Dr. Jedan Phillips.

News 12 Staff

Aug 6, 2021, 2:21 PM

Updated 990 days ago

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News 12's Doug Geed was joined this morning by Andrea Ault-Brutus, the director of The Office of Health Equity for Nassau County, and Dr. Jedan Phillips.
The number of COVID-19 vaccinations among people of color is increasing at a faster pace than the vaccination rates seen in other population groups. But health experts say more work still needs to be done.
How has COVID-19 impacted Black and brown communities?
What is driving vaccine hesitancy in minority communities, and how do you overcome misinformation?
What else needs to be done to ensure health equity long term in minority communities?
More Information for Nassau County, NY:
General vaccine and appointments: nassaucountyny.gov/vaccine
Covid hotline/traveling vaccine initiative: 516-227-9570
Seniors and homebound: 516-227-9590
Veterans vaccines: 516-572-6565


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