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Chelsea Clinton to host virtual event, COVID-19 Vaccines: Ending the Pandemic, Restarting the Economy, Thursday, March 18th

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For Immediate Release: March 16, 2021

Contact: press@clintonfoundation.org

Chelsea Clinton to host virtual event, COVID-19 Vaccines: Ending the Pandemic, Restarting the Economy, Thursday, March 18th

The event, part of the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network on Inclusive Economic Recovery, will spotlight vaccine access and equity while looking to safe, smart solutions to restart the American economy by driving confidence in COVID-19 vaccines

New York, NY – On Thursday, March 18, 2021, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton, DPhil, MPH will be joined by Bechara Choucair, M.D., Vaccinations Coordinator, White House COVID-19 Response Team and Marcella Nunez-Smith, M.D., M.H.Sc., Chair, COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, Department of Health and Human Services and Senior Advisor, White House COVID-19 Response Team. Following their discussion, Chelsea Clinton will moderate a panel of experts including Mayor Robert Garcia, City of Long Beach; Dr. Richard Besser, CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and, Dr. Sachiko Ozawa, associate professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy on the importance of vaccines in revitalizing the economy.

This live event will be streamed via live.clintonfoundation.org/vaccines.

As vaccination efforts continue to gain momentum in the United States, business leaders, government officials, and civil society members are developing strategies to reopen the economy by ending the pandemic quickly and safely. With efforts underway to help society move toward a new normalcy in the later half of 2021, there are also immediate opportunities to build vaccine confidence and prepare Americans for a post-COVID-19 world. During this event, leaders from across industries and sectors will outline their visions and solutions for effective and equitable vaccine distribution and an inclusive economic recovery.

This special event is a part of the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network on Inclusive Economic Recovery. The Clinton Foundation and President Clinton announced the launch of the Action Network to advance inclusive economic recovery and help to tell the stories of the important work being done, as well as the significant challenges that we still need to collectively address. It is designed to create actionable results and spotlight the people, ideas, and businesses that are pioneering solutions to create more equitable wealth opportunities in the United States and combat challenges in public health.

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