The Rev. Franklin Graham would be happy to work with the Biden administration on encouraging evangelicals to get COVID vaccines, he told “Axios on HBO.”
- “I would work with the Biden administration. I would work with the CDC. I would work with all of ’em to try to help save life,” he told Axios’ Mike Allen.
Why it matters: Evangelicals have expressed high levels of vaccine hesitancy.
- An AP/NORC poll in March found that 40% of white evangelicals are unlikely to get vaccinated, a much higher hesitancy number than other Christian groups.
Between the lines: Graham also told “Axios on HBO” that he doesn’t know whether a PSA by former President Trump would reduce vaccine hesitancy, but said he might suggest it to him.