HHS Announces National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign.
US News & World Report (11/14, Smith-Schoenwalder) says HHS will conduct a national tour of events dedicated to encouraging Americans to get their COVID-19 vaccinations up to date. The “Countdown to Thanksgiving Vax Up America Tour” will consist of pop-up vaccination clinics at events like collegiate football games. Data from the CDC show only about 10% of the eligible population in the United States has received a dose of the latest COVID-19 booster. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said, “As we countdown to Thanksgiving, I have one simple message for all Americans: It’s time to vax up, America. ... Because while COVID-19 may not be the disruptive force it was when President Biden first took office, the virus continues to evolve, and the stakes are still high.”