Cuomo announces COVID-19 ‘Vaccine Equity Task Force’
New York has formed a task force to ensure fairness and equity in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday. The “Vaccine Equity Task Force” will work to “break down barriers to vaccination & ensure a fair distribution,” Cuomo said on Twitter.
“NYers must have trust, confidence & access to the vaccine,” he added.
The task force will be co-chaired by New York Secretary of State Rossana Rosado, New York Attorney General Letitia James, President and CEO of National Urban League Marc Morial and President and CEO of Healthfirst Inc. Pat Wang.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has previously called on health authorities to work to combat vaccine hesitancy and ensure equitable distribution in minority communities.
“Having a vaccine is only the first step,” Adams said, …continued .
[Source: Fox News]