Surgeon General Says ‘Trusted Messengers’ Key To Boosting COVID Vaccinations : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Vivek Murthy testifies at his Senate confirmation hearing to be surgeon general on Feb. 25. Murthy tells NPR there’s more work to do in convincing people, especially in rural communities, to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Vivek Murthy testifies at his Senate confirmation hearing to be surgeon general on Feb. 25. Murthy tells NPR there’s more work to do in convincing people, especially in rural communities, to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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