Volunteers go door-to-door to register people for vaccine shots

In a push to vaccinate, the mayor of Lancaster, California, is offering a raffle for scholarships for teens who get the COVID-19 vaccine. Volunteers across the U.S. campaign for vaccine shots.
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We do move onto the coronavirus here in the U.S. And welcome news tonight. New cases falling nationwide to the lowest level in seven months. And now the new effort tonight to reach those who have not been vaccinated, in some cases, they're now going door-to-door. Tonight, the numbers. 147 million people have received at least one dose, that's 57% of adults now. Across the country, volunteers are reaching out to those who are still unvaccinated. These pictures from framingham, Massachusetts, knocking on doors. Vaccines part of the success story in California. Experts say they hope to reach herd immunity now by the middle of next month in that state. And here in New York City tonight, once the epicenter, of course. The mayor is planning to offer free vaccinations to tourists in places like times square. Tonight, we also have news on the vaccines and children. Moderna with new numbers on the effectiveness of its vaccine on children 12 to 17 years old. And we know next Wednesday a CDC panel will review pfizer's vaccine on children 12 to 15. Here's ABC's whit Johnson tonight. Reporter: Tonight, a new army of foot soldiers in the war on covid. This is a campaign. This is a campaign and we have two candidates. Our candidate is the vaccine for life and covid for death. Reporter: Across the country, workers going door-to-door, encouraging Americans to get the shot. We are just getting information out about the vaccine. Reporter: A new poll shows just 9% of unvaccinated Americans say they intend to get the shot "As soon as possible." And with the next chapter almost here, vaccinating children. Moderna today reporting its vaccine is 96% effective in 12 to 17-year-olds. The goal would be to make sure that the vaccine is available for vaccinating adolescents over the course of the summer and at least before the coming school year. Reporter: And any day, the fda is expected to green light the pfizer vaccine for adolescents, after the company reported it was 100% effective in kids 12 to 15 with no serious side effects. Little stick. Reporter: All four kids in the dropic family volunteered for the pfizer trials through Cincinnati children's hospital. Don't be worried. Don't be scared. The people here know what they're doing. Reporter: Tonight, covid cases hitting their lowest levels in seven months. Experts at ucsf projecting that California is on track to reach herd immunity by June 15th. We never wanted to get to herd immunity with a combination of natural infection and vaccination, but that's what California went through. Reporter: New York City, now planning to roll out mobile vaccination sites, offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for visiting tourists in places like times square and central park. Come here. It's safe, it's a great place to and we're going to take care of you. Reporter: Tonight, with easing restrictions and Broadway tickets going on sale for fall shows, the city increasingly poised for a comeback. Is there this feeling, though, that New York is coming back? Yes. Yes. It's going to be a terrific summer. It's going to be a good summer. Yeah. Let's hope so and soon. Whit Johnson joins us from times square tonight. And whit, there are new studies out showing there's more evidence now the effectiveness of the pfizer vaccine against concerning variants? Reporter: David, these are two new real world studies and they show the pfizer vaccine is highly effective against those concerning variants from the uk and South Africa. Especially when it comes to preventing severe outcomes like pneumonia and even death. David? All right, whit Johnson from times square tonight. Whit, thank you.

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