Initiative to promote COVID-19 vaccination

March 22, 2021

The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) announced that it has signed a $2 million cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to work with its member institutions on outreach efforts dispel myths around the COVID-19 vaccines, according to a news release from AAMC.

The goal of the project is to increase vaccination rates in the United States.

“Academic medical centers have played an outsized role in combatting the coronavirus pandemic,” said Janis M. Orlowski, MD, AAMC Chief Healthcare Officer. “These institutions have been on the front lines caring for patients with COVID-19, conducting testing for the virus, and working in academic labs to develop effective treatment protocols and research possible vaccines.”

AAMC also said the partnership will support efforts to engage and equip AAMC’s member institutions to build trust and promote confidence in COVID-19 vaccines in healthcare personnel and communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

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