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NYC to Use Faith Leaders to Close Vaccine 'Trust Gap'

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New York City plans to use faith and community leaders to help convince skeptics to take the coronavirus vaccine.

City officials said the way to address what he called the "trust gap" in minority communities is to give folks vaccine information from people they trust. 

Reverend Phil Craig is asking health officials to create a coronavirus vaccination fact sheet for faith leaders.

“What is the side effects that may occur for those that may have had it. The Muslim and Hindu communities, they may want to know are there any animal products in the vaccine,” he said.

Craig said there is suspicion of the vaccine because history hasn’t been kind to communities of color in the area of health. He pointed to the Tuskegee experiments as an example.