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A message from President Biden on the National Vaccine Month of Action

Message to the COVID-19 Community Corps: June 4, 2021

Community Corps members:

We’ve officially launched the National Vaccine Month of Action, our campaign to reach millions in the next month and get America vaccinated!

Actions are happening across the country and virtually online. Take a moment and find opportunities to participate as early as this weekend.

This is an opportunity to continue our important duty in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Together we can move forward from this challenging year and protect our families, neighbors, and communities.

Please see below for a special message from President Joe Biden about our efforts and how we will make a critical impact on our country.

In just over four months, we have made incredible progress together in our fight against COVID-19 and our efforts to get Americans vaccinated quickly, efficiently, and equitably.  Across the country, COVID-19 cases are down over 90 percent and deaths are down over 85 percent since January 20, 2021. Nearly 170 million Americans have gotten at least one shot, including 63 percent of all adult Americans. Today, more than 52 percent of adult Americans are now fully vaccinated, including nearly 75 percent of seniors.

My Administration has marshaled a whole-of-government response to get shots in arms, but without your strong support on the ground to organize, mobilize, educate, and inspire your community, we never could have come this far.  The light at the end of the tunnel is growing brighter each day, and that is a direct result of your leadership. Together, we are not just saving lives—our vaccination efforts are making it possible for Americans to get back to living their lives without fear and with protection against the virus. 

Thanks to your work and partnership, the virus is in retreat in states and communities across the Nation.  However, as you know, there are millions of Americans who still need protection against the virus, and there are too many communities that are still at risk because of low vaccination rates. As we look ahead to the summer, we have a real opportunity to ensure that all Americans—in every community—can celebrate our freedom from the virus on July 4th.  But that will only happen if we push even harder toward the home stretch and do everything we can to get even more Americans vaccinated by Independence Day.

In the month leading up to July 4th, we need your leadership, your resolve, and your partnership more than ever. I am counting on you to help us get the job done—all Americans are counting on you.  Please join our grassroots effort over the next month to engage in person-to-person, community-level action by leading canvasses, calls, text banks, or vaccine education events to let every American know how they can get vaccinated. You can sign up at WeCanDoThis.hhs.gov.

Thanks for all you have done to get America vaccinated, save lives, and bring us closer to a brighter day. Keep up the great work, and let’s sprint through this critical month to the Fourth of July together.

Joe Biden