Starting on Sunday, May 9, the state of North Carolina along with a vast number of partners will begin a widespread campaign to get many more North Carolinians vaccinated for COVID-19.
Sunday will be the kick off of the “Bringing Summer Back” campaign – when the state, and more than 140 partnering organizations, will try to convince North Carolinians to get vaccinated so that, by summer, there can be crowds, concerts, maskless fun in the sun and a general return to how things used to be pre-pandemic.
According to a Friday, May 7 press release from state health officials, the new campaign will offer a “fun, flexible and community-centered approach that creates a space for every organization and individual to roll up their sleeves and do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
The idea behind “Bringing Summer Back” is to offer a carrot, rather than a stick, approach to convincing those who haven’t been vaccinated to do so.
Community organizations of all types will participate in the campaign by doing things such as hosting vaccine education events and sending people door to door to help residents schedule their appointments.
They’ll also be sharing vaccine information on TV, radio, social media and the word of mouth network. The state’s effort is being conducted in conjunction with programs by local governments in the state. For instance, Guilford County government has already begun a media and social media blitz to convince people in Guilford County to get vaccinated. Statewide, over half of the state’s 100 counties are using more than 3,000 volunteers to get the word out that the vaccines are safe and effective.
The new state-led “Bringing Back Summer” campaign will run until the end of June. More than 140 organizations are taking part including businesses, medical organizations, health departments, churches and other faith-based organizations, community-based groups and charitable organizations.
The idea is that, with people in local communities taking part, the message is more likely to resonate well with the people who live in those areas.
Recent public opinion research shows that medical professionals are among the most trusted sources for information about COVID-19 vaccines – so the state is partnering with medical societies to encourage health care providers to participate in the “Bringing Summer Back” campaign.
The state can take their carrot and shove it where there is no sunshine. I predict 40% of the US will NEVER get their untested, tracking vaccine
Of course regulations are gonna lighten up, now that the LEFT controls the Federal Govt. They wanna heat up the economy, and loosen up regulations by mid-terms in order to keep the Congress. They ain’t stoopid, just the indoctrinated electorate is.
Great use of resources. Most folks are unaware vaccines are available. I’m sure local celebrities and politicians will get the word out….”will try to convince North Carolinians to get vaccinated so that, by summer, there can be crowds, concerts, maskless fun in the sun and a general return to how things used to be pre-pandemic”.
Couldn’t Supreme Leader Cooper just drop the mandates? We flattened the curve and got our health systems proper PPE etc that was the “pause” that was needed right? I guess we all just have to wait until the metrics are whatever Supreme Leader decrees…….
OK…that’s it!! I’m going to do just what I want this summer within reason and I don’t need ANYONE’S permission to do it. My health care is between my Dr. and myself. Don’t like it? To Damn Bad.
100% agreed. Even better, do it without reason. We don’t need a reason to do what we want. Despite what the left is trying to do to this great nation, this is still The United States of America. It is our God given right to pursue happiness without waiting for the government’s approval.
Got a permit for that freedom, citizen?
Y’all knock on my door trying to shove that poison in My arm and you’ll get a face full of lead for your efforts
What’s your address? I’d like to speak with you about a public health issue.