This joint position statement from Black- Canadian health and Black-Canadian medical organizations highlights the issue of COVID-19 vaccine distrust within Black communities.
This statement, that is supported by QBMA and several other Black health or medical organizations, examines the impact of COVID-19 on Black communities, the roots of vaccine distrust and how to build vaccine confidence. It recommends concrete solutions for improving health outcomes for Black populations and encourages Black Canadians to get the vaccine to protect themselves and their loved ones.
QBMA supports the position statement of the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario (BPAO) that denounces the systemic racism and discrimination against Black Canadians from Coast to Coast on a daily basis.
This statement is in respone to the tragic death of Ms.Regis Korchinski-Paquet that occured in Toronto, during a police intervention, on May 27.