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Michelle Obama and Lin Manuel Miranda to appear on an NBC vaccine special

Lin-Manuel Miranda will also appear on the special

Rachel Brodsky
Los Angeles
Thursday 01 April 2021 22:52
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Michelle Obama is set to appear on NBC's televised “Roll Up Your Sleeves” vaccination special.

The special, also featuring Hamilton personality Lin-Manuel Miranda, airs on 18 April at 7PM on NBC in the US.

The broadcast is meant to educate audiences about the importance of getting vaccinated against Covid-19.

Actor Matthew McConaughey will also be interviewing Dr Anthony Fauci.

“The ability to get people back to work and kids back in school, getting us reunited with family and friends and attending concerts, sporting events and many other activities we hold dear is contingent upon people getting vaccinated,” said Matthew Segal, the co-founder of ATTN, which created the special in partnership with Walgreens and Civic Nation.

The special itself was announced earlier in March and will feature public figures, comedians, artists, and performers, as well as frontline and medical professionals.

The former First Lady and Barack Obama received their Covid-19 vaccines earlier in March and encouraged the rest of America to join in on her social media platforms.

“When you can get the Covid-19 vaccine, I hope you do – Barack and I are certainly glad we did,” she shared. “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.”

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