White House vaccine coordinator: ‘We have to continue to build confidence’

Dr. Bechara Choucair, the White House vaccinations coordinator, discusses President Joe Biden’s goal to get more than 70% of Americans at least one vaccine dose by July 4.
5:03 | 05/05/21

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Transcript for White House vaccine coordinator: ‘We have to continue to build confidence’
We're joined now by the White House vaccinations coordinator doctor Bashar a shoe care. Thank you so much for joining us doctor. And let's start with the president's goal 70% of American adults getting at least one vaccine shot by the fourth of July how achievable. What did you Lindsey for having the year I think president has set a new ambitious goal for us to get this 70% of adults without at least one dose. By July Clark. We do believe this is an important goal for us and when we get to that goal we're gonna see steeper declines in the number of new cases number and hospitalizations. Numbered das and it's going to be hard to get. Arab women are really hard and making short of that. Back CE. Access continues. Prove it becomes easier to get. Access of the CE we have to continue mill confidence in the vaccine and we have to keep equity the summer of our strategy here to be able to reach. Goal. Recent ABC news Washington Post poll found that nearly a quarter of American adults are not inclined to get vaccinated. Did you mines can be changed at this point. Well let me just start Lindsay by saying we know there are tens of millions of people who are still eager to get the vaccine and we what I mean short of the army yeah. As easy and as convenient toward to get vaccinated. No he also know there are people still have questions and d.'s are legitimate questions and we need to make sure that we're giving them the opportunity to have their questions answered. That's why it becomes really important forest further indeed our doctors or nurses. People trust doctors. What it comes a taxi information and we wanna ensure that doctors are available today answers those to answer those questions. Into the able to provide vaccinations in their offices. Particularly for people who still have questions about the vaccine being. And let's turn to the re allocation of vaccine doses do you have any concerns about this shift. Not at all I think allocation will continue to beat as he tries and territories. Based on the little steep population that is we know that in some places there is still more demand than supply and other places. It is almost getting to the other side so we wanted to ensure giving the opportunity disease who don't think that you need all their dosage is David Letterman so cold there are cease to be able to tap into so I'm not worried. I think this is us and the right the Russians and he had a many states are obsessed about this new system in place and muscling how likely do you think that we are missing children vaccinated by this fall. Well you know obviously as you bald now. Seven DA is now evaluating a request for an emergency use authorization by high. Pfizer worked well today fifty years old we all know. FDA process is very rigorous FDA as. Dairy science gentlemen it's an independent organization. So when you and gifts there isn't authorization used for the Pfizer for fascinating out of lessons as a country will be ready to me folks across the country and we are looking forward. Should there is a written decision by the FDA. He didn't obviously Lindsay on this front. It's really important that we can be huge pediatricians and family doctors swear Allison does get their care it's important part of our strategy. And we also know that our seasonal continues to be an important part of the strategy so me short Pfizer vaccine will be available across the country will be an important is that there. As well as. Building vaccine confidence in the tortoise populations going to be real important so it targeted media campaigns going to be part. Hurt us well if I can just follow up on that you know what do you say to parents who say well you know I was willing and it as an adult because I'm finished grew aging icon and can anticipate what the worst of it could be but for children. I still think there then there's let's say too little testing that's been done so that that it hasn't been long determine of what would you say to kind of allay those. Spheres. Well let me just our way by reinforcing the FDA process is pretty rigorous it is science driven there organization FDA is independent news says there hasn't very thorough process and placed I have. Full confidence in the reap huge problem. That's there. But all things you keep in mind Lindsay as we. You know there's been damage is unpredictable. And we have. Have to do everything we can't to prepare. Actor as many people in this country as possible and should there is an FDA authorization for a fascinating I don't lessons we absolutely should be doing. Doctor Bishara shoe care thank you so much for your time in your insight. Thanks so much Lindsay.

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