Watch: Denver mayor hosts panel addressing COVID-19 in underserved communities

COVID-19 Vaccine

DENVER (KDVR) — In an effort to encourage communities of color to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock hosted a session with medical experts and FOX31’s own Gabrielle Franklin.

You can watch the session in the player above.

The purpose of the event is to educate and inform the underserved communities about the COVID-19 pandemic, address fears and concerns and break barriers between the medical community and the Black, Latinx, Asian, Native American and immigrant/refugee communities. 

This will be the first of a series of sessions with the Mayor’s Office of Social Equity and Innovation, which has been an integral part of the COVID-19 response in these communities.

Joining Hancock was: Dr. Reginald Washington, Chief Medical Officer, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children; Dr. Terri Richardson, Vice Chair, Colorado Health Collaborative; Terri Gentry, volunteer docent, Black American West Museum and Heritage Center; and Gabrielle Franklin, FOX31/KDVR political reporter and COVID survivor.

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