Building Vaccine Confidence: Our Shot at Curbing the Pandemic in Chicago and Beyond, 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, November 10, 2021 [open pdf - 194KB]
This is the November 10, 2021 hearing on "Building Vaccine Confidence: Our Shot at Curbing the Pandemic in Chicago and Beyond," held before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the opening statement of Raja Krishnamoorthi: "As we vaccinate young children, we must continue to address vaccine hesitancy in historically underserved communities. We must continue the hyperlocal outreach that is working in Chicago. That means sending trusted messengers into their communities, and it means overall building vaccine confidence. We are going to hear from many people today about how well this approach works. We are going to hear from Mayor Lightfoot, who spearheaded the Protect Chicago 77 program, a community engagement program working to ensure 77 percent of Chicagoans 12 and older, across all 77 Chicago communities, have started their vaccinations by year's end. Chicago is getting close; it is at 75 percent, and climbing. To help get to 77 percent, every Chicagoan can talk to friends and loved ones about the vaccine. Businesses can require vaccinations for their staff and patrons. And we don't want to just hear from government leaders. We will be hearing from people who are out in their communities, doing the hard work of on-the-ground outreach." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Lori Lightfoot, Ngozi Ezike, Helene D. Gayle, Omar Khan, Martha Martinez, Don Abram, Ben O'Donnell, and Joseph Kanter.
Serial No. 117-51
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