The idea is part of a broader effort to encourage people to vaccinate.
If there are “I Voted” stickers, why is the vaccination not done for the “COVID-19” button?
“These toolkits should be available soon,” spokesman Kristen Nordlund said.
A senior CDC officer, Dr. Amanda Cohan, who is working with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, said the idea was part of a broader effort to instill confidence in the vaccine.
“We think it’s really important that when a person is vaccinated we show that they have been vaccinated,” she said during an agency webinar on Thursday.
A federal advisory board is meeting on December 10 to discuss the possible authorization of what is expected to be the first COVID-19 vaccine available to Americans. If distribution is allowed, the vaccine made by Pfizer will initially be available in limited quantities and will be first introduced to health care workers and people in long-term care facilities.
It is expected that the wider public will use the vaccine next spring, possibly in April.
At a vaccine roundtable conference on Thursday, CDC director Drs. Robert Redfield urged politicians, business leaders and medical professionals to encourage Americans to vaccinate to help end the epidemic. Health officials have warned that if people are reluctant to vaccinate, the epidemic will slow to end.
“One of the things I can say to all of you is to be instrumental in helping in the coming weeks – helping us create a culture in this nation,” Redfield said.