Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

DENG AGUTO

Lessons learned from this project are:

  • Misinformation found on social media outlets regarding COVID-19 is a crucial threat to public health.

  • Student organizations were the best way to gather an adequate amount of students to participate in this investigation.

  •  Many black and brown people do not trust the COVID-19 vaccine.

AAILIYAH GRAY

I learned that not many black women that I surveyed are optimistic about the science behind COVID-19 vaccine and many are very hesitant to take the vaccine due to family experiences.
I learned that that many participants have a slight anxiety associated with the side effects that may or may not present as a side-effect.
I also learned that many other participants are hopeful that within at least a month to a year they will be open to the idea of receiving the vaccine after it is distributed

ASYA COBB

Lessons learned from this project include:

  • The survey needs to be shorter in order to convince volunteers to fill it out without a reward.

  • Majority of participants receive their news and information online.

  • The pandemic encouraged people to appreciate their social life.

JALIAH WALKER

Lessons learned from this project include:

  • The usage and benefits of modern technology has allowed me to conduct comprehensive research without having to risk anyone’s health during a pandemic.

  • In order to get the full benefit from research findings from participants, it is better to host more listening sessions to get a more accurate account towards research.

  • People of color are concerned about the speed the vaccine was created and the side effects.

LAUREN MORRIS

Lessons learned from this project include:

  • Participants older than 25 are more willing to participate and give honest opinions regarding COVID-19 and the upcoming vaccine.

  • There is a distrust with African American women ages 18-25 and all things vaccine- related.

  • African American women ages 18-25 rely heavy on social media to get information regarding COVID-19.

KWINCI BRITT

Lessons learned from this project include:

  • Participants older than 25 typically are more willing to participate

  • Most people rely less on social media for information regarding COVID-19.

  • There is a lot of distrust regarding the vaccine among all age groups.

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Phone: 615-327-5916

 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard Nashville, TN 37208

HBCU Wellness Project is located on the second floor of the Old Hospital, in the West Wing, Suite 248.

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This Project is sponsored through an appropriation by the State of Tennessee's Legislative Black Caucus.