rural vaccine hesitancy rural vaccine hesitancy
Stories About

rural vaccine hesitancy

Larry Lieb, 69, feeds the cattle on his farm in Mode, Ill., on July 8. He says he feels safer having gotten the coronavirus vaccine. But he's not interested in trying to convince anyone else to get it. Christine Herman/WILL hide caption

toggle caption
Christine Herman/WILL

As Trusted Voices, Farmers Could Be Key To Boosting Rural Vaccination Rates

  • Download
  • <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

She coordinates COVID-19 vaccinations at a federally subsidized clinic in Linden, Tenn., but nurse Kirstie Allen has not gotten the vaccine herself. She wants to wait and see first. In Tennessee, 42% of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

toggle caption
Blake Farmer/WPLN