White House Urges Americans to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccines During Thanksgiving

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The White House on Tuesday encouraged Americans to talk about getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Thanksgiving table, insisting that widespread vaccination could prevent nearly all of the country’s coronavirus deaths.

At a news conference, White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha laid out the Biden administration’s plan for a “six-week sprint” to convince Americans to get the updated COVID-19 vaccinations before the end of the year. The campaign includes hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding for community health centers to increase the pace of vaccinations, but Jha said all Americans need to “step up” and participate in vaccination conversations as well.

“The bottom line is that we’re going to do everything we can over the next six weeks to help families get their updated COVID vaccinations by the end of the year, because it’s the best protection for this winter,” Jha said, adding than the last iteration. of the COVID-19 vaccine is a “once a year” vaccine, similar to the flu vaccine.

“Now, while I’m encouraged by the work that so many are doing, we need everyone to pitch in. We need to make protecting our loved ones an important part of the conversation we have around the Action table of Thank you, an important part of the conversation we have in the coming days and weeks,” he continued. “Because here’s what we know: If people get their vaccines up to date and get treated, if they have a breakthrough infection, we can essentially prevent all deaths from COVID in the United States.”

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Dr.  Ashish Jha, the White House's COVID-⁠19 response coordinator, speaks during a daily press briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on Oct. 25, 2022, in Washington.

Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House’s COVID-⁠19 response coordinator, speaks during a daily press briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on Oct. 25, 2022, in Washington.
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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks alongside White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci and COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha during a briefing on COVID-19 at the White House on November 22, 2022 in Washington.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks alongside White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci and COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha during a briefing on COVID-19 at the White House on November 22, 2022 in Washington.
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Jha urged all Americans to get the COVID and flu shot, repeating his controversial comment from September, saying, “That’s why God gave you two arms, one in each arm.”

The Biden administration’s six-week COVID-19 vaccination campaign aims to reach communities “most affected by COVID-19” through paid means and new vaccination sites.

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The Department of Health and Human Services is spending $350 million to expand local vaccination efforts to community health centers and another $125 million on efforts to vaccinate older Americans and people with disabilities, according to a House fact sheet White.

White House officials said 2020 and 2021 saw a substantial increase in COVID-19 infections as the winter months began, and they want to avoid a projected increase in 2022 as well.

The White House’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, spoke at Tuesday’s news conference, where he delivered his “final message” before leaving office at the end of the year.

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President Biden receives his updated COVID-19 booster in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus on Oct. 25, 2022, in Washington.

President Biden receives his updated COVID-19 booster in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus on Oct. 25, 2022, in Washington.
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Fauci emphasized the safety and effectiveness of approved COVID-19 vaccines in preventing serious illness and death and encouraged Americans to get vaccinated and boosted as soon as possible. He noted that the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccine wanes over time and said the disease should not be compared to other vaccine-treatable diseases such as measles because of new variants emerging every few months.

“My message and my final message may be the final message that I give you from this podium is that please, for your safety, for your family’s safety, get the updated COVID vaccine -19 as soon as you can to protect yourself, your family and your community,” Fauci said. “I urge you to visit vaccine.gov to find a location where you can easily obtain an updated vaccine, and please do so as soon as possible.”

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