Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) did a volunteer vaccine administration shift in the ShoWare Center in Kent today.
“It is a stunning medical achievement that we have three highly effective and safe vaccines to help combat the coronavirus a year after it first showed up in Washington,” said Rep. Schrier. “As more vaccines come online, it is important to educate people about the safety and efficacy of these vaccines, and why getting the vaccine will protect not only them, but their family and community. That is why I am so excited to administer vaccines today. We need to get vaccines into arms as fast as we can, and help reassure and address concerns of people who still feel hesitant about getting vaccinated.”
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP Act) included $20 billion for improving vaccine education, distribution and administration. This funding will in part go to vaccine education programs established by Rep. Schrier’s VACCINES Act that passed in December. The ARP Act also included $7.5 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prepare, promote, monitor, and track the vaccines.
Prior to her vaccine administration shift, Rep. Schrier was joined by King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Director of Public Health Patty Hayes to talk about how the American Rescue Plan Act will help increase vaccine confidence and the next steps in the county’s vaccination efforts.
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