Chicago hospital event fights vaccine reluctance

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., was vaccinated against COVID-19 in Chicago Friday to encourage others to receive the vaccine. Jackson appeared at an event at Roseland Community Hospital on Chicago's South Side. (Jan. 8)

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- Hooray!

[APPLAUSE]

- Take your vaccination.

- Take your vaccination.

- Now.

- Now.

- For someone who has been working day in and day out on this vaccine effort, and to see so much vaccine hesitancy, not just with everyone, but particularly in the communities that I care about the most, has been part of the reason why I'm losing sleep at night. I mean, hesitancy comes with misinformation, but also lack of information. Because many times there have not been anyone like myself who has been able to break down the scientific information to communities like this. It is on the onus of us in our communities to really understand that knowledge and the science that went behind the vaccine in order for us to be informed of whether or not we are going to take it or not.