This afternoon, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) passed a resolution urging Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and encouraging cities to carry out initiatives that support vaccination. Today’s action puts the official nonpartisan organization of the 1,400 U.S. cities with populations of 30,000 and above on record in support of local programs to boost immunization, such as Move with the Mayor™-COVID Vaccination.
Mayor Christina Muryn of Findlay, Ohio, sponsored the resolution. The National Forum was pleased to respond to Mayor Muryn’s request for assistance with crafting it. Mayor Muryn told her fellow mayors it is essential to show there is bipartisan support for COVID-19 vaccination.
Mayor Muryn and two of the resolution’s three cosponsors, Mayors Mike Coffman (Aurora, CO) and Eric Genrich (Green Bay), have already worked with the National Forum to create and distribute video messages urging people to get vaccinated for COVID-19. In addition, dozens of mayors are involved in Move with the Mayor™ to promote active living, cardiovascular risk control, and vaccination for flu and COVID-19.
The National Forum applauds the U.S. Conference for Mayors for urging all eligible Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As their resolution states, “more people in the U.S. must be fully vaccinated to protect communities and the nation from further spread of COVID-19 variants and their resulting harms.”
The National Forum is pleased to support individual mayors’ efforts to increase health equity and promote heart health in their communities. We value our collaborations with USCM, the African American Mayors Association, the Forum for Community Leaders, and the Ohio Mayors Alliance, to involve mayors in leading by example and using policy, programs, and the built environment to empower people to live healthy lives.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is a valued collaborator to produce video messages for mayors and raise public awareness that the flu and COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and available from local clinics and pharmacies.