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Building Trust and Battling Barriers: The Urgent Need to Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy, Hearing Before the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, July 1, 2021   [open pdf - 192KB]

This is the July 1, 2021 hearing on "Building Trust and Battling Barriers: The Urgent Need to Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy," held before the House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the Opening Statement of James E. Clyburn: "We're here this morning to discuss an issue of broad, bipartisan concern: the critical need to overcome vaccine hesitancy so that more Americans get vaccinated against this deadly virus. [...] The coronavirus vaccines authorized in the United States are proven to be safe and effective, and they have enabled our country to make significant progress in containing the virus and saving lives. [...] Yet too many Americans remain unprotected against this deadly disease because they are hesitant to receive coronavirus vaccines. This vaccine hesitancy is allowing the virus to continue to spread in areas with large unvaccinated populations and increasing the risk that vaccine-resistant variants will emerge. [...] We must undertake dedicated efforts to overcome vaccine hesitancy and redouble our outreach and education so that we can find a way to convince those who are reluctant of the importance of getting vaccinated." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joshua Garza, Georges Benjamin, Katy Milkman, and Jerome Adams.

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Serial No. 117-34
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2021
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