The Biden-Harris administration allocated $10 billion to strengthen public perception of COVID-19 coronavirus vaccines and ensure all Americans, including communities of color, those in rural areas, low-income populations, and other underserved communities in the pandemic response, receive their vaccinations.
Of that total, the administration is dedicating $3 billion to local health departments and community-based organizations so they can launch programs that increase vaccine access, acceptance, and uptake.
- Established federally operated vaccination centers in hard-hit areas.
- Sent vaccines directly to local pharmacies and community health centers that disproportionately serve vulnerable populations.
- Launched hundreds of mobile clinics to meet people where they are.
- Created the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.
“National Institutes of Health scientists created something that will save your life and the life of your family and the community,” Vice President Kamala Harris said after receiving her second dose of the Moderna vaccine. “I want to urge everyone to take the vaccine when it is your turn.”
Nurses remain the most trusted profession in the United States. Now more than ever, during a health emergency, use your voice to spread accurate information about vaccines so patients can feel confident in taking the steps to protect themselves and their loved ones.