Pallone Announces New Jersey will Receive $6.5 Million for Vaccine Awareness Campaigns and Education
Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that New Jersey will receive $6.5 million for COVID-19 vaccine awareness campaigns, education, and outreach. The funding will help expand outreach to increase vaccination rates and will be distributed through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“I’m glad to see funds from the American Rescue Plan are making their way to New Jersey to help increase our state’s COVID-19 vaccination rate,” Congressman Pallone said. “COVID-19 vaccines are the key to rebuilding our economy, protecting the health of our community, and safely returning to normal patterns of life. It’s critical that everyone in New Jersey and across the country know that these vaccines are safe, effective, and widely available. Everyone must do their part and get a vaccine, so we can end this devastating pandemic.”
Pallone’s Energy and Commerce Committee authored the provision in the American Rescue Plan that Congress passed and President Biden signed into law in March. The American Rescue Plan established a national vaccination program and provided critical funding and resources to increase COVID-19 vaccinations across the country.