Woodward joins more than 100 mayors asking for vaccines

Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward joined more than 100 of the nation’s mayors this week in requesting the federal government allocate vaccines directly to cities.

The letter, signed Monday, asks the Biden administration to bypass states and send COVID-19 vaccines straight to the hands of city governments, which the mayors argue are better-equipped to respond to the needs of their communities.

The letter originated from the United States Conference of Mayors. Its signers represent a broad political spectrum that, in Washington, includes the mayors of Seattle, Everett and Spokane.

The statement calls out “gaps” in vaccine distribution across the country, particularly when it comes to marginalized communities, that are confirmed

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