President Joe Biden made an appearance on Sunday night’s televised Roll Up Your Sleeves vaccination special, which also featured appearances from former president Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dr Anthony Fauci, and many more.
During his speech, Biden said: “For months I've been telling Americans to get vaccinated when it's your turn. Well, it's your turn now.
“Starting tomorrow,” he continued, “all adults are eligible to get their shot. It's free, it's convenient, and it's the most important thing you can do to protect yourself from Covid-19 including the new variants we're seeing. To protect your loved ones, to help our economy recover, and to help things get back to normal.”
He went on to thank those who have already been vaccinated and urged viewers to help their friends and neighbors find a way to secure a vaccine of their own if they needed assistance.
“If you've been fully vaccinated, thank you. If you're planning to get vaccinated, make sure you follow through, please. If you have a friend, a family member, a neighbor who needs a hand or a ride getting to the site to help them out, well, help them out. Offer to give them a ride. If you know someone who's uncertain about whether to get the vaccine, let them know that these vaccines are safe and effective.
“Look, we're making tremendous progress, but we're still in the race against this virus,” he concluded. “And we need to vaccinate tens of millions of more Americans. I've said it before, we can have a safe and happy 4th of July with your family and friends in small groups in your backyard. But that's going to take everyone doing their part.”
The special, presented by NBC in the US, ATTN:, and Walgreens, aired on 18 April at 7pm on NBC in the US.
The broadcast was meant to educate audiences about the importance of getting vaccinated against Covid-19.
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