In one North Carolina county, the health department workers are now out in force going door to door in order to urge residents to take a COVID-19 vaccine shot, which they are carrying with them in order to be able to deliver it on the spot as they knock on your door.
This new outreach program cropped up just after Old Uncle Joe put out a statement vowed that his administration would start going door to door in order to try and talk the American people into getting their vaccination.
“We are continuing to wind down the mass vaccination sites that did so much in the spring. … Now, we need to go community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and oftentimes door to door, literally knocking on doors, to get help for the remaining people protected from the virus,” Uncle Joe stated last week.
Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary, went in further in-depth, going on to say that the administration would be deploying “strike forces.” “That’s one of the reasons we initiated these strike forces to go into communities and work with them to determine what they need. To take a localized, specific approach that works with elected officials in communities.”
In Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, there is currently only 49% of the residents who have received at least one dose of the vaccine shot.
“The county also has a home-based vaccination request form on its website,” reported Fox News. “The latest update for Mecklenburg County includes data through July 7, which reported an average of 57 confirmed cases per day. As of July 7, the health department had administered 77,774 first doses of vaccine, and 72,308 second shots.”
“We’re not confrontational, it’s not like you have to get the shot,” stated Robert Dawkins, who is a volunteer with Action NC, stated to WBTV.com. “But our job is to dispel rumors and things. We get people that will say ‘yes I will get the shot,’ but the follow-up has always been the issue. Will they go? How can we get people to go out and go? So, now that the health department is out with us, we miss that middle man.”
After Uncle Joe had put forth his plans to go door-to-door, critics all across the web blasted the decision. In an effort to criticize the newly set strike force plans, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) took to various social media platforms.
“How about don’t knock on my door. You’re not my parents. You’re the government. Make the vaccine available, and let people be free to choose. Why is that concept so hard for the left?” he tweeted out.