For the Sake of Black People’s Health, We’re Mandating Coronavirus Vaccines for all our Medical Students
Opinion by Wayne A.I. Frederick, Valerie Montgomery Rice, David M. Carlisle and James E.K. Hildreth
Wayne A.I. Frederick is the president of Howard University; Valerie Montgomery Rice is the president of Morehouse School of Medicine; David M. Carlisle is the president of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; and James E.K. Hildreth is the president of Meharry Medical College.
We have a lot of reasons to feel confident in our decision to mandate coronavirus vaccines for our students. As medical experts, we know that the vaccines have been thoroughly tested to ensure their safety and efficacy. No shortcuts were taken in the process of authorizing these vaccines for general use. The technology underpinning the vaccines’ development has been in the works for decades.