Updates from HHS: Back to School townhall, #VaxToSchool, Youth Vaccine Champions

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Updates from HHS: Back to School townhall, #VaxToSchool, Youth Vaccine Champions

 Back to School Town Hall for School Staff – Thursday 9/1 at 6:30pm ET

You are invited to a Back-to-School town hall for teachers and school staff on Thursday, September 1st at 6:30pm ET, hosted by the White House in collaboration with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA). The conversation will include panels on health and safety, as well as academics and mental health. Speakers will include Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, White House COVID Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, AFT President Randi Weingarten, and NEA President Becky Pringle. To register, please visit https://pitc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_jE_vnPijRVKlPtjGFEI6SA. If registrations are full, you can watch the program in its entirety on Twitter (@WHCOVIDResponse) and YouTube (The White House). The event is open to all school staff.

#VaxToSchool toolkit

HHS launched the #VaxToSchool social media toolkit to promote the use of hashtag #VaxToSchool (and #WeCanDoThis) and encourage back-to-school COVID vaccinations for students of all ages. Sample posts and graphics are provided to share across social media channels. Please promote widely between now and the end of the first week of September as students across the nation go back to school! See attached.

Young people who have championed access to COVID-19 vaccines

HHS is also looking to celebrate and lift up young people who have been champions for COVID-19 vaccines in their communities – among other young people, or in the community at large. They are looking for any suggestions you might have of talented young people who have been engaged on vaccine access, awareness, and confidence. If so, please send information about them our way!