Biden-Harris Administration Invests $10 Billion to Address Disparities in Vaccine Confidence and Distribution

April 08, 2021 by Alec Stone MA, MPA, Former ONS Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy

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.

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“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.”

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