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August 10, 2021 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Information Organizations Join Forces to Build Up Vaccine Confidence in Local Communities

A group of stakeholders in the information professional space are teaming up for Communities for Immunity, “an unprecedented partnership to boost COVID-19 vaccine confidence in communities across the United States.” Led by the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC), with collaboration from IMLS, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), ALA, and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Communities for Immunity will offer funding that will help museums, libraries, science centers, and other cultural institutions improve vaccine confidence at the local level by providing evidence-driven materials and developing resources, programs, and approaches designed to reach diverse audiences.

“As we continue to see the Delta variant spread across the country, we must come together to fight health misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine—the best tool we have to defeat this virus,” says U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. “Museums and libraries are the vaults that hold our knowledge and history. They educate us on the discoveries and blunders of our past. That’s the foundation upon which Communities for Immunity will equip the American people with accurate, reliable, science-based information. This partnership comes at a crucial time. We need more trusted messengers who let science lead, as they help Americans make informed health decisions for our families.”

For more information, read the press release.

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