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March 10, 2021

NAB Statement on Inclusion of Vaccine Awareness Campaign in Coronavirus Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the inclusion of $1 billion for a vaccine awareness campaign in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the following statement may be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith: 

“NAB applauds Congress for again prioritizing broadcasters as essential message carriers for vaccine awareness efforts. Local radio and television stations are the most trusted and most frequently accessed sources of local news and information and are therefore ideally suited for delivering critical vaccine information to the nation’s hardest-to-reach communities, including communities of color, rural communities and other underserved populations. NAB appreciates the current work of federal agencies to leverage broadcasters’ megaphone and encourages spending across additional stations and markets to maximize audience reach.”

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