As the delta variant surged last month, more Americans got vaccinated against COVID-19. But one in four Minnesota adults is still unvaccinated against the virus, and their reasons for turning down the shots are varied and personal.
Guest host Catharine Richert talked with a family doctor and a family therapist about what’s behind vaccine hesitancy and how to have conversations with people who are vaccine hesitant. She also spoke with a community organizer about the reasons why he hasn’t gotten a vaccine shot.
Dr. Eduardo Medina is a family physician at HealthPartners Park Nicollet Clinic in Minneapolis.
Bill Doherty is a family therapist and professor of family social science at the University of Minnesota. He’s co-founder of Braver Angels, an organization that brings together reds and blues to try to depolarize America.
Tommy McBrayer Jr. is a community organizer in south Minneapolis and vaccine hesitant.
Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.
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