Knock, knock: Door-to-door campaign targets the unvaccinated

(Wikimedia Commons)
(Wikimedia Commons)

Unvaccinated residents of the United Kingdom may get a knock on the door from an agent of their government if plans considered by senior ministers are implemented.

The objective is to convince the 5 million people who are “vaccine hesitant” or who need help getting COVID-19 jabs, reported the Mail on Sunday newspaper of London.

A monthlong trial of the proposed nationwide plan took place in Suffolk, a borough of the port town Ipswich, which had a low vaccination rate. The government sent public health teams door-to-door to address worries about the vaccines and offer transportation to vaccination centers.

A bus also toured the area to offer vaccination shots without appointments, the paper reported.

Discussions have taken place over the past week between the Department of Health, National Health Services England and the prime minister’s office to send the teams to areas with low vaccination rates.

In July, President Biden’s announcement of a campaign sending volunteers door-to-door to convince Americans that the vaccines are safe and effective stirred controversy.

An Air Force medical technician draws a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate Air Force reservists at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Sept. 12, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paolo Felicitas)
An Air Force medical technician draws a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate Air Force reservists at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Sept. 12, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paolo Felicitas)

“Now we need to go to the community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and oftentimes, door to door — literally knocking on doors — to get help to the remaining people,” Biden said at a news briefing July 6.

Among the critics of the plan were Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson.

Jordan tweeted: “The Biden administration wants to knock on your door to see if you’re vaccinated. What’s next? Knocking on your door to see if you own a gun?”

Parson said he directed his state’s health department “to let the federal government know that sending government employees or agents door-to-door to compel vaccination would NOT be an effective OR a welcome strategy in Missouri!”

Biden press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the criticism during a July 8 press briefing.

“[L]et me first say that this has been ongoing since April, and the best people to talk about vaccinations are local, trusted messengers: doctors, faith leaders, community leaders,” Psaki said.

“They are not members of the government,” she continued. “They are not federal government employees. They are volunteers. They are clergy. They are trusted voices in communities who are playing this role and door knocking.”

But on the same day, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra added fuel to the fire in a CNN interview in which he also was asked about the criticism of Biden’s plan.

Becerra insisted it was “absolutely the government’s business” to know who has been vaccinated, adding that “knocking on a door has never been against the law.”

Later, the HHS chief took a step back, saying his comments were taken out of context and that the “government has no database tracking who is vaccinated.”

“We’re encouraging people to step up to protect themselves, others by getting vaccinated,” he said.

Meanwhile, on Boxing Day in the U.K., the holiday on the day after Christmas, new restrictions were implemented in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In England, politicians were preparing to discuss further rules this week. In Wales, a maximum of six people are allowed to meet in pubs, cinemas and restaurants. No more than 30 people are allowed at indoor events. And 50 people are allowed at outdoor events. In public premises and offices, people must maintain a distance of two meters between each other. Nightclubs are closed.

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