WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Chair of the Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband, will convene a hearing titled, “Shot of Truth: Communicating Trusted Vaccine Information,” at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021. The hearing will examine the ways in which media is disseminating vaccine safety and COVID-health related information to encourage Americans, particularly those in rural areas and in communities of color, to get vaccinated. It also will explore what more can be done to encourage media outlets, including television, radio, and online platforms, to promote reliable and trustworthy vaccine information.
- The Honorable Gordon H. Smith, President and CEO, National Association of Broadcasters;
- Tracie Collins, M.D., M.P.H., Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Health; member, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials;
- Yonaira Rivera, Ph.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Communication, Rutgers University School of Communication and Information
Thursday, April 15, 2021
10:00 a.m. EDT
This hearing will take place in the Russell Senate Office Building 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.
*In order to maintain physical distancing as advised by the Office of the Attending Physician, seating for credentialed press will be limited throughout the course of the hearing. Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream.
Witness Panel 1
Dr. Tracie CollinsSecretaryNew Mexico Department of Health
The Honorable Gordon H. SmithPresident and CEONational Association of Broadcasters
Dr. Yonaira RiveraAssistant Professor of CommunicationRutgers University School of Communication and Information