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President Biden just introduced a ‘door-to-door’ plan for COVID-19 vaccines

What is President Biden’s ‘door-to-door’ plan?

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President Joe Biden walks in Washington.

President Joe Biden walks towards members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Biden has announced a new vaccination plan.

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President Joe Biden has introduced a “door-to-door” plan to get more Americans vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, Fox News reports.

What is Biden’s “door-to-door” plan?

Biden pitched the idea to help people get vaccinated against COVID-19. The New York Times reports that the plan “would send people door to door, set up clinics at workplaces and urge employers to offer paid time off as part of a renewed push to reach tens of millions of unvaccinated Americans.”

  • “Now we need to go community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood and often times door-to-door — literally knocking on doors — to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus,” Biden said, according to Fox News.
  • “Please get vaccinated now. It works. It’s free,” Biden said, according to The New York Times. “It’s never been easier, and it’s never been more important. Do it now for yourself and the people you care about, for your neighborhood, for your country. It sounds corny, but it’s a patriotic thing to do.”

Per The Washington Post, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the new plan comes as close to 160 million people in the U.S. will be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 by sometime this week.