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Woodland Mayor Tom Stallard has joined the US Conference of Mayors’ Vaccine Challenge to get 70% of adults vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one shot before July 4th and encourages Woodlanders to do their part to end the pandemic by getting vaccinated.
In conjunction with the Biden Administration’s campaign to reach the same 70% threshold, Stallard and other mayors around the country are asking the communities they represent to get vaccinated.
“Nothing we can do will end the pandemic faster and more permanently than achieving a 70% vaccination rate,” says Stallard. “Getting the vaccine is a simple thing to do that does no harm and yet offers protection to the entire community.”
Mayor Stallard and City staff have implemented many of the steps outlined by the Department of Health and Human Services’ “We Can Do This” campaign and recommended by the Mayors Vaccine Challenge, such as sharing resources that build vaccine confidence, helping local businesses connect with vaccination opportunities, and hosting pop-up vaccine clinics. Next month, the City plans to host a pop-up vaccination clinic in Downtown Woodland during July 2nd’s First Friday event.*
Stallard notes that all the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States are safe and nearly 100% effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19.
“I would ask people to please let go of minor objections and do this for the good of the community,” continues Stallard. “My wife and I didn’t get vaccinated for our own benefit, but we did it so that others would be comfortable around us. Once we get to 70% vaccinated, we will stop the continuing spread of this dreadful disease that has taken so many from among us.”
Woodlanders can visit vaccines.gov or vacunas.gov to find places to get vaccinated. For updates and other resources, visit Yolo County’s website at yolocounty.org or wecandothis.hhs.gov.
*The July 2 clinic is dependent on local vaccine allocations the week of June 28.