DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette is addressing COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. She hosted a hearing and talked about gaining trust.
Hesitancy is an obstacle to getting people vaccinated across the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study calling it a “major barrier” to reaching herd immunity.READ MORE: Child Hospitalized For Dehydration After Long Delays On Southwest Airlines Flight
Kaiser says that 21% of people living in rural areas say they are definitely not getting the vaccine.READ MORE: Lack Of Staffing & Supplies Keeping Splash Pads Running Dry
DeGette hopes to put an end to misinformation about vaccines.
“Getting this clear messaging to all of our citizens who are confused by the information they’re getting that comes from a variety of sources. Misinformation, conspiracy theories, mistrust, etc. I think we need to turn up the volume on the clear information that it’s safe, everyone should do it, it’s your duty as a family member,” said a panel member.MORE NEWS: Colorado Pediatrician Urges Parents To Keep Kids Current On Routine Vaccinations
To combat vaccine hesitancy, the White House announced a plan to spend $3 billion to boost public confidence in the vaccines.