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The Covid-19 Vaccine Can Save Lives
Covid-19 has killed more than 290,000 people across our country, has disrupted our daily life, put strains on our basic connection with our fellow man, and has caused countless businesses to close leaving millions out of jobs decimating economies across the world.
But the end is in sight! The FDA has approved two Covid-19 vaccines, which have the capacity of stopping Covid-19 in its tracks.
Although this is an exciting breakthrough that could save lives and get our
country back to normal, there are obstacles to getting widespread acceptance of theCovid-19 vaccine. The Covid-19 pandemic has been politicized, and following basic safety measures such as wearing a mask or social distancing has been a divisive topic.
Whatever your beliefs are about Covid-19, we can all agree on the fact that it needs to end. Getting your Covid-19 vaccine is the only way we can put this nightmare behind us.
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 of the importance getting vaccinated against Covid-19. We hope this will encourage everyone to take the vaccine because it’s the only way to make Covid-19 go away. 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.