Meet the Baltimore ‘vaccine ambassadors’ working to personally convince those who are still hesitant to get the COVID shot

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When Dr. Kathleen Page left Latin America in the 1990s to study medicine in the U.S., she figured she’d return south with her medical degree someday. But instead of going home, she settled in Baltimore and focused on serving the Latino community as an infectious disease physician.

The associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is one of more than a dozen ambassadors promoted by the state health department’s GoVAX program. She spends two days a week visiting clinics throughout the Baltimore area, urging fellow Spanish speakers to get vaccinated. On a recent Sunday, Page brought her knowledge to Fiesta Baltimore, an annual celebration of Latino culture, in Patterson Park.