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Geoffrey M. Roche, Harrisburg University Executive Director of Healthcare Initiatives, recently joined abc27 news to discuss his role on Gov. Tom Wolf’s Racial Equity Vaccine Task Force.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people of color are more likely to get the virus and die from it.

Roche has been selected to serve on the Task Force’s Racial Equity Subcommittee which is assisting with messaging of current efforts to advocates and stakeholders, lifting issues for the consideration of the administration and the legislature, and providing more public input into the current vaccine rollout process. 

“We have — you know — been at the table making recommendations from the very beginning. In fact, we made 67 recommendations that went to the governor’s office — many of which have been acted upon,” Roche said. “We have to look at laws. We have to look at regulations. We have to literally go from local government to state government to federal government.”

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