WWBT: Spanberger urges CDC to improve vaccine data-sharing, communication

WWBT

United States Representative Abigail Spanberger is pushing for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve COVID-19 vaccine data-sharing and communication with Virginia health officials.

Spanberger sent a letter to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky regarding the logistical and data-tracking issues health officials face during the vaccine rollout. These issues included the eligibility requirements and appointment-making procedures.

U.S. Representative Elaine Luria also signed the letter with Spanberger.

“The varied eligibility requirements and appointment making procedures favor the technologically savvy and well-resourced who can navigate the different systems,” said Spanberger and Luria in the letter. “Retail pharmacy partners have been reluctant to coordinate their outreach and appointments with state public health officials’ priorities, meaning vulnerable individuals patiently waiting their turn according to health department guidelines could be passed over.”

You can read the full letter, here.

Recent Posts


Spanberger Backs Bipartisan Effort to Combat Child Sexual Abuse Material Created by Artificial Intelligence

The “Child Exploitation and Artificial Intelligence Expert Commission Act” Would Establish a Commission to Help Law Enforcement Prevent, Detect, & Prosecute AI-Generated Crimes Against Children WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger backed bipartisan legislation to crack down on the creation of child sexual abuse material using artificial intelligence (AI). In June 2023, the Federal Bureau […]



Jul 18, 2024
Agriculture

Spanberger Announces More Than $92,000 to Implement Nutrition Program at Carver Center in Culpeper County

These Federal Grant Dollars Will Help Implement a Program Using the Carver Food Enterprise Center’s Commercial Kitchen — Which the Congresswoman Helped Construct by Securing Federal Funds in 2022 — for Monthly Delivery of Local, Healthy Food to Virginia Students WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger announced that the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission (RRRC) received […]



Jul 17, 2024
Press

Spanberger, Virginia Democrats Urge Governor Youngkin to Make IRS Direct File Available in Virginia & Help Virginians Avoid Fees

IRS Recently Opened Direct File to All 50 States After Successful Pilot, But Participation Requires Further Action by Youngkin Administration & Virginia General Assembly WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger and Members of Virginia’s congressional delegation urged Governor Glenn Youngkin to take the necessary steps to allow Virginians the option of using the Internal Revenue […]