Public Health Officials Work to Overcome Vaccine Fears Among Some Local Latinos

KHOL Spanish-language correspondent Alicia Unger reports on conspiracy theories and misinformation surrounding COVID-19 vaccines among some members of Jackson's Latino community.
Rogelio, right, pictured with his wife
Rogelio, pictured with his wife, is one local man who overcame his doubts about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in order to protect his family. KHOL is only identifying Rogelio by his first name because he does not have legal immigration status and fears deportation. (Courtesy of Rogelio)

by | Jun 10, 2021 | COVID-19, Health, Immigration


Multiple polls have found that resistance to COVID-19 vaccines remains highest in white, rural and conservative communities across the country. However, anyone can fall prey to a conspiracy theory, and as KHOL’s Spanish-language correspondent Alicia Unger reports, some members of Jackson’s Latino community also have immigration-related concerns about getting the shot.

Listen above to hear reporter Will Walkey interview Unger about her work in English followed by the full story in Spanish.

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About Alicia Unger

Born in Mexico City, Alicia is a multi-platform journalist with more than 20 years of experience in radio and television. As a news producer, anchor and reporter, Alicia has earned several Emmy nominations and awards.

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