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Vaccine rollout is a success story unlike any in the world
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Vaccine rollout is a success story unlike any in the world

Authors Jill Rosenthal and Ben Hatt commend the United States’ vaccine rollout and explain what must be done to ensure its continued success in the months ahead.

On May 4, President Joe Biden set the goal for 70 percent of adults to receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose by Independence Day. On June 22, the White House conceded that the nation was likely to fall just short of this mark.

While this may be the case, it’s clear that the vaccine rollout, supported by the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan, has been a success, yet it will require a continued commitment to vaccine equity – reaching people of color and young adults, particularly in states and communities with low vaccination rates – in order to overcome the threats of COVID-19.

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Authors

Jill Rosenthal

Director, Public Health

Ben Hatt

Speechwriter