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June 2, 2021

From the White House:

On May 4, President Biden announced a goal of administering at least one vaccine shot to at least 70% of adult Americans, and to get to 160 million Americans being fully vaccinated by July 4.

Meeting that goal is critical to save lives and help our country return to normal. While a significant portion of older generations have received the shot, younger Americans lag behind. It is time for younger generations to get their shot. We’re all in this together: Ensuring that young people join their parents and grandparents and get vaccinated will not only keep them safe, but it will also protect their families and communities by reducing the risk of giving the virus to someone else. 

To do this, we need to reach young people where they are, with information they can use, through a messenger they rely on, and provide opportunities they can access – which is why the White House is calling on college communities across the nation to help. 

Participating colleges and universities commit to taking three key actions to help get their campus communities vaccinated: engaging every student, faculty, and staff member; organizing their college communities; and delivering vaccine access for all.

Everyone has a role to play in ending this pandemic, including colleges and universities. As President Biden stated when he announced the July 4 goal: Let’s celebrate our independence as a nation, and our independence of this virus. We can do this. We will do this. 

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The Challenge: 3 Key Commitments

  1. Engage every student, faculty and staff member. make sure every member of your campus community knows they are eligible for vaccine and has resources to find one.
  2. Organize your college community. Lead the way by identifying champions for vaccine efforts across campus and implementing a plan to get as many members of your college community vaccinated as possible.
  3. Deliver vaccine access for all. Meet your community where it is: bring vaccines on-site and make it easy for students, staff and faculty to get vaccinated sites nearby them this summer. 

Learn more information and get signed up today at White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge.