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Medical mistrust, misinformation factor into Latino vaccine hesitancy

Lack of trusted medical sources, traumatic past experiences with medical care and widespread misinformation have contributed to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Latino communities.

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Former OSU Women’s Basketball player re-connects with the community to serve up meals to Oregon’s frontline workers

Teaming up with a CPHHS professor, Mikayla Pivec, ’20 created Selfless Servings to deliver meals to Oregon’s frontline workers throughout the pandemic.

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Extension begins grassroots effort to increase vaccine uptake among Latinos

OSU Extension accelerates its local outreach to improve vaccine confidence and uptake in Oregon’s Latino population.

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Grad student saw Latinx community struggling, so she leaped into action, addressing food insecurity and removing barriers to health

Doctoral student Nancy Vargas saw Oregon’s Latinx communities struggling with food insecurity, so she stepped up to help get them the resources they needed.

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OSU accelerates local efforts to improve Latinx vaccine confidence and uptake

Oregon State is accelerating its local outreach to improve confidence in COVID-19 vaccines in the state’s Latinx population, which has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and whose vaccination rate lags behind other races and ethnicities.

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Vaccinations to be offered during Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling June 5 and 6

Oregon State’s TRACE-COVID-19 program is partnering with Samaritan Health Services to offer door-to-door vaccinations as TRACE conducts its seventh community survey in Corvallis for the coronavirus.