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President Joe Biden has announced the National Month of Action to mobilize an all-of-America sprint to get 70% of U.S. adults at least one shot by July 4th, so that more people can get the protection they need to be safe from a pandemic that has taken the lives of nearly 600,000 Americans.

Throughout the month, national organizations, local government leaders, community-based and faith-based partners, businesses, employers, social media influencers, celebrities, athletes, colleges, young people, and thousands of volunteers across the nation will work together to get their communities vaccinated.

What is the National Month of Action 

Organizations and businesses from across the country have stepped up and responded to the President’s call to action. Already, 63% of adult Americans have gotten vaccinated, including 73% of Americans age 40 and over, and COVID-19 cases and deaths have plummeted as a result – cases are down over 90% and deaths are down over 85% since January 20th.

The National Month of Action will include the following initiatives:

Making it easier to get vaccinated and advancing equity
  • Free childcare for individuals getting vaccinated
  • Extended hours at pharmacies across the country in June to offer more flexible appointment availability
Mobilizing the country to do more vaccination education and outreach
  • Community canvassing, phone banking, text banking, and vaccination events
  • “We Can Do This” National Vaccination Tour
  • Mayors challenge to increase vaccination rates in cities across America
  • Shots at the Shop – A New Initiative to Engage Black-Owned Barbershops and Beauty Salons
  • Blanketing Local TV and Radio and Social Media to Get Americans the Facts and Answer Their Questions
  •  COVID-19 College Challenge - WhiteHouse.gov/COVIDCollegeChallenge
Incentivizing vaccination
  • Business incentives for vaccinated Americans - Americans will be able to find a list of these and other incentives on Vaccines.gov/incentives.html.

How Can You Help

Host In-Person or Virtual Events: The Month of Action will feature community
 vaccination and volunteer events across the country. Join the We Can Do This Campaign in
 hosting an event to engage your community. Sign up here.

Promote ways to get vaccinated: Share the vaccine websites and text messaging tool on your
 social media to help your followers access available vaccines near them:
  • Vaccines.gov (English) and Vacunas.gov (Spanish)
  • Text your zip code to 438829 (GETVAX) in English or 822862 (VACUNA) in
  • Spanish
  • Call 1-800-232-0233 for assistance in English, Spanish, and 150+ other languages
Join the COVID-19 Community Corps: You’re invited to support the effort by joining the
 over 12,000 COVID-19 Community Corps members. As a member, you’ll receive the latest
 resources and invites to events through the Month of Action to help build vaccine
 confidence in your community. Join today.

We are here to be a resource to increase confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines. For more
information on getting involved in the Month of Action, visit wecandothis.hhs.gov/.

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