For Seniors of Color, Improving Access to Vaccine Is Key

Publisher: California Health Report

Seniors in Los Angeles County are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but when the news broke last week, Louida Miller did not book an appointment to get immunized. “For some seniors, there weren’t any hesitations, but with me, there are,” said the 75-year-old Inglewood resident. “I will not take the vaccine as of now.” Miller doubts that she will change her mind in the future. With health problems such as chronic kidney disease and an irregular heartbeat, she’s concerned about the effect the vaccine will have on her already ailing body.