Biden administration unveils network of community leaders to urge COVID-19 vaccinations
President Biden’s administration launched a network of community leaders tasked with boosting COVID-19 vaccine confidence in their communities.
More than 275 founding members have formed the COVID-19 Community Corps that the administration plans to activate as part of its public education campaign on the virus, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced.
“It is about reminding our fellow person of their power and that we see them, that they matter, and that we’re going to help each other out,” Vice President Harris said on Thursday in a virtual meeting with the founding members.
Who’s participating: The members range from sports leagues like MLB, NFL and NASCAR to organizations like the NAACP and GLAAD. The network also includes rural, union, Hispanic, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Native and tribal, veteran, business and faith leaders.
What will members do: Officials plan to provide “consistent and accurate information” on COVID-19 and the vaccine to these ”trusted messengers” for them to share with their family, friends and community and to promote vaccinations.