Vaccination Nation Weekend and Month of Action

June 4th – July 4th


As part of its overall vaccination effort, and its national goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one vaccine shot by Independence Day, the Health and Human Services’ We Can Do this campaign, along with Made to Save, is hosting a month of community-level actions across the country from June 4th through July 4th. Following a kickoff weekend of action (June 5-6), hundreds of groups will mobilize across the country for 30 days to phone, text, email, and host in-person events, all to reach communities about vaccine access, equity, and inspire people to get vaccinated.

A Month of Action – Why It Matters

  • One sure path to end the COVID-19 pandemic, save lives, reopen communities safely, and return to “normal” is for everyone to get vaccinated. The Made to Save campaign is proud to support the Administration’s efforts to ensure 70% of adults receive at least one dose of a vaccine by July 4th, 2021, so we can get back to normal sooner.
  • The month-long slate of events and the conversations they enable will prompt life-saving actions, which are exactly why Made to Save exists.
  • Reaching the 70% milestone will require everyone to pitch in—to make calls, send texts, and canvass our communities—answering questions and spreading the word about why it’s so important to get vaccinated.
  • Our ears, hands and feet are on the ground so we can hear, see and learn from our partners in the communities that have been hardest hit by the pandemic and increase their access to the COVID-19 vaccines and to information about the vaccines.
  • The month of action, through the engagement of hundreds of partners and volunteers, affords us thousands, if not millions, of opportunities to address access barriers, reinforce the importance of vaccination, to encourage people to get vaccinated, and to tell their family and friends to do the same.
  • Reaching the milestone of 70% of U.S. adults getting at least one vaccine dose will be a celebratory moment, but our work to increase access to the vaccines will be far from over.
  • On the other side of the 70% marker are scores of individuals in hard-hit communities of color who will still need access to the vaccines and to timely, reliable information that inspires them to get vaccinated and tell their family and friends to do the same.
  • Our campaign’s work to make access to the vaccines and information about them more equitable will continue -- and be necessary-- beyond the 70% goal, to ensure hard-hit communities have access to the vaccines, are inspired to get vaccinated and tell their family and friends to do the same.

Equity in Access Will Help Us End the Pandemic

  • Equity in vaccines access and information for all means more people get vaccinated more quickly and that means we can end the pandemic sooner.
  • One result of the worst pandemic in a century has been the publicizing of the widespread health and healthcare system inequities. These inequities become sharper when looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting communities of color:
    • 31 percent of Black adults and 28 percent of Latinx adults know someone firsthand who has died from COVID-19, compared with only 15 percent of white adults.
    • Only 16 states are tracking the impacts on Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian populations separately, but in more than two-thirds of those states, they have a higher mortality rate than any other racial group.
    • And Indigenous populations have the highest case rate, hospitalization rate, and death rate in the country.
  • The disparities that are manifesting in communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic are the result of historic, systemic inequities in our healthcare system, inequities that must be addressed during the pandemic and beyond.
  • Communities of color have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic -- health outcomes, financially, and socially -- and they most need equitable access to the vaccines and timely, reliable information about the vaccines.
  • The COVID-19 vaccines were made to save lives. When we ensure there is equity in vaccine access and timely, reliable information for everyone, the sooner we will all get back to normal and to the moments that were made to save.