Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic: Improving Vaccine Confidence in Communities of Color

Black and Brown Americans have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, experiencing a significant share of the devastating health and economic impact of the virus. In response to the pandemic, biopharmaceutical researchers have developed multiple vaccines that are now authorized for use. While vaccines are critical to saving lives and getting the country back to normal, many individuals have questions about getting vaccinated. Black and Brown Americans in particular have important questions and seek to understand how the vaccines were developed and ensuring their safety and efficacy.

Please join us for an event in partnership with the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. with leaders in the Black business community, biopharmaceutical researchers, and health professionals as they explore:

  • The science and research that went into developing COVID-19 vaccines
  • How to build vaccine confidence amongst Black and Brown Americans
  • What things to know when considering getting a COVID-19 vaccine
  • How COVID-19 vaccination can improve our nation’s Black and Brown economy
  • What you can do to help your community build vaccine awareness


April 14, 2021, 1:00 PM EST


  • Ron Busby, Sr., President and CEO, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC)
  • Stephen J. Ubl, President and CEO, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
  • Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., DFAPA, MFPM, former Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Inc.
  • Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., Chief Patient Officer, Pfizer Inc.
  • Ebony Jade Hilton, M.D., Practicing Physician at the University of Virginia – Charlottesville
  • Cameron Webb, M.D., J.D., Senior Policy Advisor, Equity – White House COVID-19 Response Team
  • Charles O’Neal, President of the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC)

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