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Officials plan broad based vaccine education effort as ‘skepticism’ remains in low-income, minority communities

Local leaders are readying broad-based public education campaigns to encourage as many people as possible to get their shots as the state and nation begin down the road to recovery with the first doses of coronavirus vaccine expected to reach Massachusetts on Monday.

“It’s a huge step — we’ve been through a lot. There is light at the end of the tunnel — but the tunnel has many more challenges to go,” said Boston Health Chief Marty Martinez.

Pfizer vaccines — granted an emergency use authorization by the FDA on Friday — will reach select hospitals around the state sometime

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Education Groups Urge CDC to Prioritize Teachers, School Staff for Coronavirus Vaccine | Education News

An alliance of labor organizations and trade groups representing teachers, principals and support staff is pressuring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prioritize access to a coronavirus vaccine for the country’s 5 million public school employees as the first approved immunizations hit the market in the U.S.

With the majority of the country’s schools closed for in-person learning or offering limited in-person instruction through a hybrid model – and as the number of districts forced to go all virtual climbs amid an uncontrollable surge in coronavirus infections – the heads of the powerful education groups are offering a

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COVID Collaborative Launches Vaccine Education Campaign | News

The COVID Collaborative — a coalition of experts in health, education, and the economy — launched a $50 million vaccine education campaign with nonprofit advertising group the Ad Council on Nov. 23. The effort aims to inform Americans about COVID-19 vaccines and their benefits.

Harvard School of Public Health Dean Michelle A. Williams co-founded the Collaborative alongside former Domestic Policy Council and USA Freedom Corps director John M. Bridgeland ’82 and current World Health Organization Ambassador for Global Strategy Roy G. Chambers. Chambers is a member of the School of Public Health Communication Advisory Board.

Several other Harvard faculty members

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Early success of COVID-19 vaccine candidates fuels optimism, but experts warn ‘a lot has to go right’

Propelled by encouraging results from early experiments, the clock has ticked forward one hour since June in USA TODAY’s countdown to a vaccine against COVID-19. For July, the hands sit at 5 a.m., our panel of experts estimates.

Midnight is the starting point of the pandemic in the USA, and noon is the time a vaccine will be widely available to Americans, so this race is far from over. 

“These first steps simply mean that we haven’t fallen at the first hurdle,” said Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of immunization education with the Immunization Action Coalition. “That doesn’t change the

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