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Dozens line up at Oklahoma City church for COVID vaccine


January 27, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — People lined up outside a predominantly Black northeast Oklahoma City church prior to 8 a.m. Tuesday in order to begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as part of an outreach to minorities, who may be distrustful of the vaccination.

"You still have African Americans that are very hesitant about taking this vaccine," said Rev. Derrick Scobey, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church where the vaccinations were administered. "We all know that there is certainly a fact in the late 1930s and 40s that there was a Tuskegee, Alabama, Institute that had this syphilis experiment...

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