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White House urges Americans to discuss COVID-19 vaccines over Thanksgiving

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The White House on Tuesday encouraged Americans to talk about COVID-19 vaccination at the Thanksgiving table, arguing that widespread vaccination could prevent nearly all coronavirus deaths in the country.

At a press conference, Dr. Ashish Jar, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said the Biden administration’s plan for a “six-week sprint” to persuade Americans to get the latest COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year. announced. While the campaign includes hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding for community health centers to speed up the pace of immunizations, Jha said all Americans should “step up” and get vaccinated. He said that he should also participate in conversations about

“The bottom line is that we will do everything we can in the next six weeks to ensure that families have the latest COVID vaccinations by the end of the year, as this is the best protection for this winter,” said Jha. , the latest iteration is that the COVID-19 vaccine is an “annual shot,” similar to the flu shot.

“I am encouraged by the work so many people are doing right now, but we all need to step up. It has to be a big part. It’s a conversation days or weeks ahead,” he continued. “What we do know is that if people get the latest vaccines and treatment, if they get a breakthrough infection, they’re essentially all deaths from COVID in America.” can be prevented.”

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White House COVID-⁠19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha speaks during the daily news briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Washington, Oct. 25, 2022.
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White House press secretary speaks with White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci and COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jar during a briefing on COVID-19 at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 22, 2022. of Carine Jean-Pierre.  .

White House Press Secretary Carine Jean-Pierre and White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci on the COVID-19 response at the White House COVID-19 briefing in Washington on November 22, 2022. Talking side by side with the coordinator, Dr. Ashish Jah. .
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Urging all Americans to get vaccinated against both COVID and the flu, Jha repeated his controversial remark from September, saying, “That’s why God gave you two arms. Each arm one for each,” he said.

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

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

White House officials have said there has been a significant increase in COVID-19 infections since the winter season began in 2020 and 2021, and they hope to limit the expected increase in 2022 as well.

The White House’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, spoke at a news conference on Tuesday to deliver a “final message” before stepping down at the end of the year.

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

President Biden receives the latest COVID-19 booster at the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington, Oct. 25, 2022.
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Emphasizing that the safety and efficacy of the approved COVID-19 vaccine prevents serious illness and death, Fauci encouraged Americans to vaccinate and boost as soon as possible. He points out that the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines will wane over time, and new variants emerge every few months, making the disease an otherwise vaccine-treatable disease like measles. He said the comparison should not be made.

“My message, and my final message, may be the last message I give you from this podium, but for your own safety, for your family’s sake, I hope you are entitled to protect yourself. Get the latest COVID 19 vaccinations as soon as you have them, your family and your community,” Fauci said. “We recommend visiting vaccine.gov to find out where you can easily get the latest vaccine. Get it as soon as possible.”

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