WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for the first time during the pandemic, will host a nationwide forum on the safest and most effective ways to vaccinate millions of Americans, a Biden official said as the new administration seeks to re-empower scientific agencies sidelined under the previous administration.The Feb. 22-24 event with national, state, local and tribal medical practitioners is part of a series of initiatives the new administration is taking to signal that the federal government is playing a more aggressive leadership role in combating the Covid-19 pandemic.The goal is to communicate national standards for how best to build trust and confidence in vaccines and to ensure “equitable vaccine access and uptake to all populations,” the official said.The event, which will include a series of town hall and other sessions, will be led by the CDC’s new director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, as well as White House Covid-19 advisers and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials. It will also include the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association.The forum will take place heading into a mass vaccination crunch period — with clinics going up and practitioners being recruited across the country to vaccinate millions of people in

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