March 24, 2021


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce echoes the Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra’s recent comments on reaching people where they are to mitigate vaccine inequities. The following statement can be attributed to Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

“We know there’s vaccine hesitancy as well as access and availability concerns among our country’s Black and Latinx communities. We must seek to better understand and address these challenges. Reaching individuals by distributing vaccines through their workplaces, places of worship, and other venues will help the U.S. achieve herd immunity at a quicker pace and allow for a safe and full reopening of the economy.

“Companies of all sizes have been stepping up throughout the pandemic by manufacturing PPE and ventilators, developing treatments and vaccines, changing their operations to help overcome the virus, and ensuring their employees and communities are informed, protected, and have access to vaccines. It’s a natural next step for employers to reduce the burden on our health agencies by delivering vaccines to workers and helping our country get back to health. America’s employers are ready, willing and able to help with this important work.”

Recently, the Chamber launched The Rally for Recovery Commitment to unite employers across the country to protect workers and defeat the pandemic. The business community continues to play a critical role in combating and conquering the pandemic and the Chamber is proud to be joined in the Rally for Recovery Commitment by leaders such as: Ford Motor Company, Google, HCA Healthcare, IBM Corporation, Lockheed Martin, United Airlines, and Walmart.