COVID-19 vaccine racial gap in Maryland linked to vaccine hesitancy

Closing Maryland's racial gap in COVID-19 vaccinations poses a steep challenge as mistrust in the vaccine lingers. Vaccine hesitancy is a big reason the rate of vaccination in communities of color is disproportionately low. The 11 News I-Team spoke with shoppers Friday at Mondawmin Mall, some of which said they are not going to get vaccinated because they're scared. One after another, the I-Team heard people express fear of the vaccine and concern about unanswered questions.