|US President Joe Biden speaks about the 50 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in the US during an event commemorating the milestone in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, Feb 25, 2021. (Photo by= AFP/Saul Loeb)|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] US President Joe Biden said on Thursday (Feb 25) his administration decides to launch a campaign to educate Americans about COVID-19 vaccines in anticipation of a period later this year where supply may outstrip demand because of vaccine hesitancy, Reuters said.
"We're going to launch a massive campaign educating people about vaccines, that they are safe and effective," Biden said. "We're going to bring together leaders of all segments of our society to educate and encourage all Americans to get vaccinated." Biden, a Democrat, has made it his priority to get hundreds of millions of Americans vaccinated during his presidency as he seeks to get a pandemic that has killed around 500,000 people in the United States under control.
While demand for vaccines at the moment is high, officials worry that concerns about the vaccines, particularly among minority communities, will blunt the push to get the population inoculated in the coming months. Biden acknowledged the reasons some communities were fearful of getting vaccinated and said there were predictions that in April or May the long lines for vaccines would dwindle. The White House COVID team has held meetings with state and local health officials, nonprofit groups, companies, and unions as part of its pandemic efforts.