FIU’s Division Of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Holds Discussion On Vaccine Hesitancy

Dr. Cheryl Holder, FIU's interim associate dean for diversity, told CBS4 that the only way to overcome vaccine skepticism is through engaging community members and getting the conversation started.

Video Transcript

- At 6 o'clock, vaccine hesitancy remains an issue and a concern in South Florida, especially in minority communities. Florida International University's Division of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion today held a meeting with health officials to tackle vaccine hesitancy and misinformation. FUI's Interim Associate Dean for Diversity tells us the only way to overcome vaccine skepticism is through engaging the community and getting the conversation started.

CHERYL HOLDER: It is very understandable that when a group come to you and say, we want you to do something for your health, you're going to ask, what are the risks, what are the benefits, and what's alternatives, which is what we anticipate for every, and we encourage, every patient to ask those questions.

- Health officials are encouraging those eligible to get a vaccine to visit their nearest site.