With the vaccination here, concerns have risen by people on whether it’s safe to receive. When it comes to people of color, many are skeptical that it might be a failure and harm the community.
That’s why Tyler Perry has decided to create a series on B.E.T to reassure the Black community that the vaccine is necessary.
The COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community: A Tyler Perry Special aired on Jan. 28 and recorded on Jan. 4. The special includes conversations and information from Perry and doctors Dr. Carlos del Rio and Dr. Kimberly Dyan Manning of Atlanta’s Emory School of Medicine.
“I’m not taking this vaccine because I want you to take it, I want to give you the information, so you make your own choices,” Perry opened up the episode. “I think that’s what it’s about, education and information.”
Viewers were able to sit down with Perry, as he explained the special was created to find the purpose and understanding of taking the vaccine.
“Where we are in this country right now, Black and Brown people are the most affected by COVID,” Perry expressed in the series. “It has disproportionally affected the deaths that are happening. So my hope today is that, as we talk, you get comfortable, you get the answers that you need so that you can make your own decision.”
In the special, the producer and doctors go through the early stages of COVID and how many conspiracy theories are based around bats starting it. He also explained how there most likely will be several more flu and viruses to come. They even touched base on the issues around COVID-19 with mask and the government and the vaccine development.
Recently, Perry revealed that he received the COVID-19 vaccine, and viewers can see the screenwriter do so on the show. You can catch the half-hour special on B.E.T or above.
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) January 28, 2021