A nurse was the first U.S. citizen to receive the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine. Biden also recently appointed a nurse to the COVID-19 advisory board. Clearly the country recognizes nurses’ consistent power and trustworthiness, and nurses can use that power to educate the public about the Biden administration’s tactics to get vaccines to the rest of the country and control the spread.
The National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness Report provides strategies to alter Americans’ attitudes and behavior about vaccination and reverse the spike in diagnoses and deaths:
- Manufacture and deliver supplies for vaccination, testing, and personal protective equipment.
- Reimburse states so they can deploy the necessary emergency personnel and supplies.
- Establish the pandemic testing board, expand testing, and strengthen the public health workforce.
- Bolster access to COVID-19 treatments and clinical care.
- Improve data to combat COVID-19.
- Take immediate actions to convert vaccines into vaccinations.
Because they’re ranked the most trustworthy profession in the United States, patients with cancer listen to their nurses. Help them understand the facts about COVID-19 vaccination and when it’s right for them.