Clyburn Applauds Biden Administration Investment in Vaccine Equity

Mar 25, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (March 25, 2021) —Today, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, issued the following statement in response to the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement that it is investing $10 billion in initiatives that will expand access to coronavirus vaccines and build vaccine confidence in communities that have been hardest hit by and are at highest risk from the coronavirus:

“I applaud the Biden-Harris Administration for dedicating $10 billion—including resources from the American Rescue Plan—to expand vaccinations among the hardest-hit and highest-risk communities across the country.  Communities of color, rural communities, and low-income communities have faced unique hardships throughout this crisis.  As the Select Subcommittee discussed at a briefing last month, these hardships have extended to vaccinations, with barriers to access and a need for outreach and education to combat vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.  By investing in community health centers, expanding vaccine eligibility to more Americans, partnering with dialysis clinics, and supporting local efforts to boost vaccine uptake, President Biden is placing equity at the forefront of our nation’s vaccination program.  This strategy will save countless lives and set our nation on the path to a full recovery.”

 

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117th Congress