Rep. Davids to advocate for more vaccines

January 21, 2021
In The News

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, D-3rd Dist., touring the Unified Government Health Department vaccination clinic on Thursday, said she would advocate for more vaccines in the region.

“It was incredibly encouraging to see the capacity Wyandotte County has to vaccinate folks thanks to the strong investments they’ve made in public health, but it’s clear that we need more vaccines if we are going to get this virus under control and keep our community safe,” Rep. Davids said. “The new administration is taking the right steps to ramp up vaccine production and distribution, and I’m hopeful that we are on the right path to increase available vaccine doses, as well as vaccination sites and health care workers able to administer vaccines. I will continue to do everything I can to get shots in arms as quickly as possible, including by pushing for a new COVID relief package that will fund the rapid distribution of vaccines.”

In addition to calling on leaders of Operation Warp Speed to increase vaccine production and distribution, Rep. Davids has been pushing for Congress to pass a new COVID relief plan that includes a robust vaccination and testing program.

President Biden recently released his proposed COVID relief package, the American Rescue Plan, which would create a national vaccination campaign to dramatically speed up the pace of inoculations by setting up community vaccination sites nationwide, scaling up testing and tracing, eliminating supply shortage problems, and more.

“I know everyone is anxious to return to some sense of normalcy – to have our children back in the classroom and our businesses up and running at full capacity – and we need better access to vaccines in order to do that,” Rep. Davids said. “In the meantime, we need to keep up wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and following public health guidelines. And when more vaccines are made available, we need folks to take them. It’s safe, effective, and our very best tool for combating this pandemic.”