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The Covid-19 Vaccine Can Save Lives
Covid-19 has killed more than 290,000 people across the United States. It has disrupted our daily lives, put strains on our connections with our peers, and has caused businesses to close — leaving millions out of jobs, and decimating economies across the world.
But a hopeful end to the pandemic is in sight. The FDA has approved two COVID-19 vaccines, which both work to render the virus powerless by using mRNA vaccine technology.
Although this is an exciting breakthrough that could save lives and return normalcy to our days, there are obstacles to getting widespread acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 pandemic has been politicized, and following basic safety measures — such as wearing a mask and social distancing — has become a divisive topic.
Whatever your beliefs are about COVID-19, we can all agree on the fact that we are excited to see an end. And getting your COVID-19 vaccine is how we all work together to reach the end of this pandemic.
This site has been created has a Hub for science-based information about the COVID-19 vaccines to be shared, and also a place where the people can share their own personal stories in regards to the importance of getting vaccinated. We hope this site will encourage everyone to take the vaccine. It is our opportunity to save lives, to get our daily life back to normal, to get our economy back on track, and to do our civic duty for the recovery of our nation.
This is your shot. Take it.
Testimonials About the Covid-19 Vaccine
Mary Daniel's husband, Steve, is a resident at Rosecastle of Deerwood Memory Care in Jacksonville, Florida. She took a job there during the pandemic as a dishwasher, a last resort to be able to see her husband in person during Covid-19 safety restrictions. Mary is urging everyone to get the Covid-19 vaccine when it is available to get things back to normal.
Geraldine Yancey, executive director at Canterbury House Assisted Living in Roxboro, N.C., urges everyone to get the Covid-19 Vaccine when it is available to them. Geraldine works with one of the country's most vulnerable populations every day and understands the importance of the vaccine in protecting those senior residents, their families, and the staff at the community.
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A Grieving Daughter's Plea
Brenda, a resident at an assisted living community in Cherryville, N.C., was 67 years old when she contracted Covid-19. She did not recover from the virus.
“We did our first holiday Thanksgiving without her, and that was hard,” said Melissa Brophy, Brenda’s daughter. “And not having her for Christmas, I can’t even begin to tell you what that’s going to feel like.”
Melissa and her sister were especially close to their mother. Losing her to Covid-19 has been hard on the whole family, Melissa said, and that’s why she plans to get the Covid-19 vaccine when it is her turn.