White House announces COVID-19 booster campaign

The Department of Health and Human Services will launch a national advertising campaign and tour to encourage families to get the updated Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster. The government intends for the latest booster to protect against the omicron variants before winter and the holiday season, the White House announced this week. As part of the tour, HHS will host pop-up vaccination events and encourage others to share information on COVID-19 vaccines and host vaccination events. The American Hospital Association released its latest social media resources to help hospitals and health systems share information on the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination. Separately, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel voted this week to add the COVID-19 vaccine to its list of routine immunizations for adults and children as young as six months.