NACDS, Health Care Providers Thanked by White House Senior Advisor For Their Hard Work in the Pandemic


Cedric Richmond, senior advisor to President Biden and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, thanked the NACDS and other health care providers for their hard work during a session at the 2021 NACDS Annual Meeting.

As the United States enters its first 100 days under the Biden administration, it is a time to celebrate and reflect on where we have gotten to as a country, according to Cedric Richmond, senior advisor to President Biden and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, during a session at the 2021 National Association of Chain Drug Store (NACDS) Annual Meeting.

In the session, Richmond highlighted what the White House has been working towards since being in office in January.

“It has not been easy since coming into office, since our first priority was getting the pandemic under control,” Richmond said. “But with over 200 million doses provided so far, we are proud of our success.”

Richmond specifically called out NACDS for their hard work and efforts with the vaccine rollout during the Biden administration’s first 100 days in office.

“We are thankful to the 155,000 pharmacists that NACDS employs and the work from their team members to keep us healthy,” Richmond said.

As updates on masks and vaccines continue to be released during the COVID-19 pandemic, Richmond called on NACDS to ensure that Americans are able to have the support they need to be healthy and access immunizations without disparities in health care access due to racial and other social inequalities.

“It has taken 100 days of work to handle the pandemic and combat disparities,” Richmond said. “And we thank each one of you for your work and keeping the well-being of Americans.”


Richmond C. Business Program III & Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award. NACDS Annual Meeting 2021. April 28, 2021.

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