Past presidents and first ladies are spreading the word about the COVID-19 vaccine.
In a video published by the Ad Council on Thursday, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter, as well as former First Ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Rosalynn Carter are all seen getting the injection as they discuss the importance of getting vaccinated.
“This vaccine means hope,” former President Obama said. “It will protect you and those you love from this dangerous and deadly disease.”
“In order to get rid of this pandemic, it’s important for our fellow citizens to get vaccinated,” George Bush continued.
“We’ve lost enough people,” Bill Clinton added. “We’ve suffered enough damage.”
In another video featuring the three leaders, they share facts about COVID-19 vaccination and how they can protect citizens against the coronavirus.
Thursday on Instagram, Michelle posted a photo of herself getting the shot as she urged fellow Americans to do the same.
“When you can get the COVID-19 vaccine, I hope you do — Barack and I are certainly glad we did,” she wrote. “It’s our best shot at beating this virus, looking out for one another, and getting back to some of the things we miss. Getting vaccinated will save lives — and that life could be yours.”
Earlier this month, current President Joe Biden said the United States was “on track” to have enough supply of coronavirus vaccines “for every adult in America by the end of May.”
“As a consequence of the stepped-up process that I’ve ordered and just outlined, this country will have enough vaccine supply — I’ll say it again — for every adult in America by the end of May,” Biden said. “By the end of May. That’s progress — important progress.”
Per the New York Times as of Thursday morning, more than 29,247,000 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 528,829 individuals have died.