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Community Health Center Doctors on COVID-19, Health Equity and Vaccines

Faith Polkey

Community Health Center physicians from around the country reflect on their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic– a year in which the inequalities and racism in health care were glaringly exposed. Produced by the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association, this 6-minute video captures how health centers pivoted their operations quickly to respond to COVID-19 and underscores the importance of protecting yourself, family and friends by getting vaccinated.

“You have a choice, but your best choice is to take the vaccine,” says Dr. Faith Polkey of Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services in South Carolina.

The video features the following health center physicians:

Dr. Faith Polkey, MD, MPH – Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.

Dr. Dan Miller, MD – Sun River Health Care, Inc.

Dr. Felix Valbuena, MD, FAAFP – The Community Health and Social Services Center, Inc.  

Dr. Kim Chang, MD, MPH  – Asian Health Services, Inc.  

NACHC Resources on COVID-19