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Washington U. gets $1.9 million to boost vaccination rates among Black residents in St. Louis and St. Louis County

After getting their COVID-19 vaccine, Black residents will be given “golden tickets” to hand out to their unvaccinated friends and family that entitles the ticket holder to personal assistance in scheduling a dose for themselves. The concierge ticket service is just one of several initiatives public health experts at Washington University will implement using $1.9 million in federal grants the university received to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates among Black residents of St. Louis and St. Louis County.