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August 1, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Liz Voyles
liz@brassrc.com

White House, American Library Association to Hold COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccination Public Education Event at PGCMLS

Dr. Cameron Webb will Hold Storytime, Vaccination Clinic with Young Readers

Hyattsville, MD - The American Library Association (ALA), in coordination with the Prince George’s County (MD) Memorial Library System, will hold a pediatric vaccination clinic and media event with Cameron Webb, MD, Senior Advisor to the White House COVID-19 Response. The event takes place weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a COVID vaccine for children six months and older, and at the height of Back-to-School season.

The event will highlight the role of public libraries in providing trusted information about COVID-19 vaccines to parents and families, particularly with younger children, the age group with the lowest vaccination rates. This message aligns with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ “We Can Do This” COVID-19 public education campaign, of which ALA is a partner organization. 

All members of the media must RSVP to Liz Voyles at liz@brassrc.com to be admitted. The speakers will take questions from journalists.

Date and time: Thursday, August 4th, 10:30-11:15am

Location

Hyattsville Branch Library 

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

6530 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20782

Speakers

Cameron Webb, MD, Senior Advisor to the White House COVID-19 Response

Maria McCauley, President, Public Library Association (a division of the American Library Association); Library Director, Cambridge (Mass.) Public Library

Nicholas A. Brown, Acting Co-CEO, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

The American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, the ALA has been the trusted voice for academic, public, school, government and special libraries, advocating for the profession and the library's role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all.

Public Event Registration

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About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) helps customers discover and define opportunities that shape their lives. The Library serves the 967,000+ residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland through 19 branch libraries, a 24/7 online library, and pop-up services throughout the community. PGCMLS is a responsive and trusted community-driven organization. Programs, services, and outreach activities serve booklovers, immigrants and refugees, job seekers, children, young professionals, seniors, and families alike. PGCMLS is the recipient of the 2021 Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator Award for Workforce and Economic
Development. Learn more at pgcmls.info/about-us.