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Epi. 3 - Dr. Johnson says 'honesty' about the COVID-19 vaccine experience helps patients be informed

By the ONME Network in partnership with Sierra Health Foundation and the State of California.

Join us is “Keeping It Honest and Real on COVID-19” web-series, brought to you by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation. Go to to get the most updated information on the COVID-19 virus as well as the vaccine.


Keeping It Honest and Real on COVID-19 Episode 3: In episode 3, Dr. Tiffani Jenae Johnson, M.D., M.Sc. at the UC Davis Health Children's Hospital explains why the COVID-19 vaccines have been a difficult experience for those in ethnic communities.

She also explains why she keeps it real and honest when patients of color have fear and/or inquiry on the COVID-19 vaccines; she spends more time with them going over what the data so that people can make informed decisions.

During many media briefing, Dr. Johnson reminds the public that the socioeconomic and cultural factors have left many minorities unvaccinated and at risks of demonizing the unvaccinated.

She is a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician. Her research program is focused on race and racism and its impact on child health.

Dr. Johnson is currently exploring root causes of inequities in the healthcare and early childhood education settings, including research on bias and discrimination and its impact on the health and well-being of children.


Keeping It Honest and Real on COVID-19 Episode 2: In episode 2, Dr. Walter E. Egerton explains with host Ken McCoy about the usual side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine and what to do if the side-effects are severe. This episode also fact-checks the zombie apocalypse from the COVID-19 vaccines and Nostradamus false statement floating around the internet.


Keeping It Honest and Real on COVID-19 Episode 1: In episode 1, members of the Black community from throughout the Central Valley speak up about their own experiences.


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