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As vaccinations drop, outreach workers hit the streets to change minds – NBC News

To meet President Joe Biden’s vaccination goal, public health advocates are using street-level outreach to make shots easy to reach — and to coax the hesitant.

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DETROIT Tanika Knighton knows how devastating Covid-19 can be: Her 62-year-old father died of the disease last spring, and she and her husband both got very sick last year.
But she hasnt been vaccinated. And when a canvasser approached her on a street in northwest Detroit recently offering information on getting a shot, she took his flyer but didnt seem convinced.
I dont know too much about it, Knighton, 46, said as the canvasser part of a new city-run door-knocking operation continued down the…

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