WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement applauding news of a grant totaling $2,261,337 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded to Nevada to increase vaccine education and outreach across the state.
“During this time of uncertainty, we must ensure Nevadans and all Americans have access to timely, accurate, and culturally competent information and resources to continue the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senator Rosen. “We have made significant progress in containing the spread and vaccinating a third of Nevada adults, but we can and we must do more. Access to accurate vaccine safety information and public health mitigation measures are critical to ending the pandemic. This funding will help Nevada and other states across the country provide up-to-date and accurate information so we can continue to fight this pandemic together.”
BACKGROUND: The Biden Administration recently announced this next phase of vaccine outreach efforts. The funding, which totals $243,750,000, is being divided among 64 states, cities, and territories.
The funding will support the deployment of a number of tools and resources including:
- A rapid Community Assessment Guide to identify and respond to vaccine education needs and develop targeted strategies for uptake in specific communities;
- Vaccine messages and toolkits to support vaccine education and outreach;
- Research on subpopulations;
- Visuals for TV, print, digital advertisements; and
- Survey data.