By Guy Page
The State of Vermont will not participate in President Biden’s proposed door-to-door campaign to urge vaccination in low-vaccination rate communities, Gov. Phil Scott said during a press conference yesterday.
Vermont Daily asked Gov. Scott: “President Biden has announced plans to send vaccine educators door to door in areas of low vaccination. Will Vermont be participating in that? And if so, where?”
In reply, Gov. Scott said the State has sent EMTS to vaccinate people in their homes, when requested, and would consider doing so again if asked. “But It won’t be cold calling, knock on the door type kind of approach,” he said.
Vermont Daily asked: “You won’t be doing the ‘hello we’re here, we’d like to talk to you about vaccination’?”
“We want to educate as much as possible,” Scott said. “We want them to do the right thing. But we’re not going to pressure them in that manner.”
Earlier in the press conference, Scott noted that 82.8% of Vermonters have been vaccinated. Of the 17% remaining, some of them presumably have had Covid so “they have built up some natural immunity. We’re talking about a small number in our state.”
The exchange takes place at the one hour, 29-minute mark in this YouTube video.