Tyler Perry announced an exclusive news special with BET that will premiere on Thursday January 28th at 9PM ET/PT and on BET Her.
The Special titled, COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community A Tyler Perry Special, will see Perry sitting down with top medical experts Carlos del Rio, MD Executive Associate Dean, Emory School of Medicine at Grady Health System, and Kimberly Dyan Manning, MD Professor of Medicine at Grady Health System to address the public’s concerns and fears about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Aimed at answering many of the questions and concerns viewers have about protecting themselves and their families from this unprecedented pandemic, Perry asks the hard-hitting questions to help the community gain insight into the science behind the vaccine.
Perry recently received both doeses of the Covid-19 vaccination and will share his experience and the reasons why he is working to get the information about the shot, and it’s safety to his audience. “I have a crew that works for me, and they’re largely African American people who were all skeptical about the vaccine. When they sat in the room, as they worked on the cameras, and doing hair and makeup and all that stuff, they listened to all the information, and by the time we got to the end of it, they all wanted to take it. So I think, again, it all goes back to getting the correct information and getting it from people that you trust and you understand. I think this last administration did a lot of damage in eroding trust when it comes to this vaccine. But the information that I’ve found has been very helpful.”