Kelly Beckley, RN, prepares the Pfizer vaccine ahead of the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic being held at the Oregon Convention Center, Jan. 27, 2021.

Kelly Beckley, RN, prepares the Pfizer vaccine ahead of the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic being held at the Oregon Convention Center, Jan. 27, 2021.

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Nearly a quarter of Oregonians said they would not get the COVID-19 vaccine, and another third said they weren’t sure, according to a December survey by the University of Oregon. Also, according to the Pew Research Center, Black Americans are less likely than white Americans to say they’ll get the vaccine. We talk with Dr. Cliff Coleman, an associate professor of family medicine at OHSU, about the vaccine hesitancy he has heard from his patients, and what doctors can do to address it.

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