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Friday: Chairman Doggett will Hold Health Subcommittee Hearing on Path Forward for COVID-19 Immunizations

February 23, 2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 23, 2021

Contact: Kate Stotesbery

202-494-4620

 

Friday: Chairman Doggett will Hold Health Subcommittee Hearing on Path Forward for COVID-19 Immunizations

Washington, D.C. – At this critical juncture for U.S. COVID-19 vaccine distribution and immunization, House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) announces a hearing, “Making the Most of Our Shot: The Path Forward on COVID-19 Immunizations,” on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 2 P.M. EST/1 P.M. CST.

The hearing will explore with expert witnesses the current landscape of vaccine distribution, including spotlighting critical inequities in vaccine access among communities of color, rural access challenges, and more vulnerabilities in current progress. In addition, the Subcommittee will discuss the need for accountability and transparency for significant taxpayer investments in vaccines and treatments, and will lay out the path forward for more efficient and equitable vaccine distribution.

This hearing will take place remotely via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public and press may view the hearing via live webcast accessible at the Ways and Means Committee’s website. The webcast will not be available until the hearing begins.

What:       Health Subcommittee Hearing on the Path Forward on COVID-19 Immunizations

When:      2 P.M. EST/1 P.M. CST on Friday, February 26, 2021

Where:     This hearing will take place remotely via Cisco Webex video conferencing.

Watch:     Livestream of the hearing can be viewed via live webcast accessible at the Ways and Means Committee’s website. The webcast will not be available until the hearing begins. Send any questions on livestreaming or access to Kate Stotesbery in advance of Friday’s hearing.

Who: Witnesses called by the Committee will include:

  • Dr. Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health
  • Dr. Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association
  • Dr. Kimberly Avila Edwards, MD, Director of Advocacy and External Affairs at Ascension Seton
  • Ann Lewandowski, Executive Director of Wisconsin Immunization Neighborhood
  • Dr. Reshma Ramachandran, MD, MPP, National Clinicians Scholar at Yale School of Medicine
  • Dr. Clay Marsh, MD, West Virginia COVID-19/Coronavirus Czar and Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences at West Virginia University

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