Covid-19 and the Black Community



Full Event

Highlight Clips

Dr. Burke-Harris and Dr. Carlisle answer a question about the effectiveness of all 3 available vaccines.
Dr. Burke-Harris and Director Wade answer a question about vaccine eligibility for people ages 50-64.
Dr. Carlisle and Director Wade answer a question about getting vaccines to homebound seniors.


AARP California held this Access Live event to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines in the black community. This event featured: Nurse Alice Benjamin, ‘America’s Favorite Nurse’ and Ambassador for the American Heart Association and AARP; Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris, California Surgeon General; Kim McCoy-Wade, Director of the California Department of Aging; and Dr. David M. Carlisle, President & CEO at Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science. Together they discussed important information and addressed participant questions and concerns.