351 - A Vaccine with that Haircut? Barber Shops and the Fight Against COVID-19

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Dr. Stephen Thomas, the director of the University of Maryland Center for Health Equity, works with barber shops in the African-American community to offer health services. Mike Brown, a barber and a certified community health care worker, works with Dr. Thomas to provide vaccines in his barber shop. They talk with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the community role of barber shops, the importance of community trust, and lessons for other public health efforts.

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