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Kansas City Health Workers Are Knocking On Doors

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A six-story office building with a glass front and black brick sides with large letters spelling Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center across the front.
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
The Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center has been providing health care to Kansas City, Missouri, residents since 1968.

Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center workers are in neighborhoods to talk with residents one on one.

Despite creative advocacy efforts, the full vaccination rate in Kansas City, Missouri, is only 39%. So the health center is going old school, knocking on doors to answer questions about and offer help to residents wanting to be vaccinated.

"A lot of people just want to be heard and have their concerns addressed" says Catherine A. Wiley, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Samuel U. Health Center.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Trevor Grandin is an intern for KCUR's Up To Date.
Reginald David is an assistant producer with Up To Date.