Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2021-05-05 06:49:03 –
Washington (KDKA) -The Biden administration aims to make COVID-19 vaccination as easy as possible, especially for those who may hesitate.
President Biden says the country has moved to a new stage at a stagnant pace of vaccination and now wants to be vaccinated as easily as sending a text message.
The government has launched a website and text messaging tool to connect people with nearby COVID-19 vaccinations.
The new campaign also wants to target people who are skeptical or difficult to reach, such as rural youth and people of color.
“Many adults know that vaccinations are too confusing, too difficult, or too inconvenient to be vaccinated,” said President Biden. “So for those who are having a hard time finding a place or making an appointment, we’re going to make it easier than ever.”
The option is to text the zip code to 438829 or Vaccine.gov..
These two options allow people to see nearby locations with available doses.
President Biden said it is not always best to make a reservation in advance. That’s why he said this week he would instruct all federal pharmacy partners to start offering walk-in time.
Locally, Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid are starting to serve people who can’t schedule bookings.
The president also added that they are focusing on getting FDA approval for children aged 12 to 15 to get shots.
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