Dean Thomas LaVeist receives a covid-19 vaccination
National Academy of Medicine members urge Black Americans to get vaccinated

In a new video released today, Black members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the premier health science organization in the United States, are urging Black Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them.

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Looking Ahead: The Biden Administration and Public Health

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden released the American Rescue Plan. It laid out an agenda to increase COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, address pandemic-related health disparities, provide funds for emergency relief, mobilize a public health jobs program that would supplement the pandemic response, and safely reopen schools, among a slew of other initiatives.