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National Black Nurses Association supports Vaccine Confidence

By NBNA

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic.1 Since then there have been more than 20 million cases and more than 350,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S., and all Americans have been forced to quickly adapt.2

For many months, biopharmaceutical companies have been working at the speed of science to deliver a vaccine with the potential to help end this pandemic. In the U.S. vaccines against COVID-19 have been authorized for emergency use by the FDA.3

Vaccination is considered one of the most successful public health advancements for improving health — allowing people to grow, thrive, and contribute to their communities. Vaccines are estimated to prevent millions of deaths annually across the globe, which can translate to reduced health care costs and improved economic stability.4

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available, including vaccines.5 The vaccines that have received emergency use authorization to help prevent COVID-19 have been tested in tens of thousands of clinical trial participants and undergone strict regulatory review.6,7

We, the undersigned healthcare professional organizations, have joined with Pfizer and BioNTech to help increase overall public awareness of the importance of COVID-19 vaccination:

We are urging Americans to access trusted, third-party resources about vaccination by going to SciencePossible.com.

Thank you

American College of Emergency Physicians

American College of Preventive Medicine

American Nurses Association

National Black Nurses Association

American Pharmacists Association

Pfizer and BioNTech

1 World Health Organization. WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 11 March 2020.

https://www.who.int/director-general/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-opening-remarks-at-the-media-briefing-on-covid-19—11-march-2020.

Accessed December 21, 2020.

2 CDC. CDC COVID Data Tracker. https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesper100klast7days. Accessed December 21, 2020.

3 FDA. Emergency Use Authorization.

emergency-use-authorization#coviddrugs. Accessed December 21, 2020.

4 GAVI. The Value of Vaccines. https://www.gavi.org/about/value/. Accessed December 21, 2020.

5 CDC. Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html. Accessed December 21,

2020.

6 FDA. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Letter of Authorization. https://www.fda.gov/media/144412/download. Accessed December 21, 2020.

7 FDA. Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Letter of Authorization. https://www.fda.gov/media/144636/download. Accessed December 21, 2020.

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