Former Presidents, First Ladies Urge Americans to Get Vaccinated

Former Presidents, First Ladies Urge Americans to Get Vaccinated

Clinton speaks about wanting to get out of the house and return to normal life.

"This vaccine means hope, it will protect you and those you love from this risky and deadly disease", Obama says in the ad released Thursday.

He goes on to say he misses seeing former first lady Michelle Obama's 83-year-old mother, Marian - "to hug her and see her on her birthday".

The announcements will air on national and local television stations across the country and on digital and social media platforms. "I encourage every American to get vaccinated as soon as it becomes available to you-and to feel confident, as Hillary and I did when we got ours, that it will protect you and your loved ones, and bring us all one step closer to ending this pandemic".

When asked about Trump's absence, a spokesman for the Ad Council said one of the PSAs was filmed at President Joe Biden's inauguration in January, which Trump did not attend.

A spokesperson for Obama, for instance, said he "looks forward to publicly promoting the vaccine, taking his cues from the administration about what would be most helpful and when". "I hope everyone remembers!"

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Absent from the ad, however, was former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump.

Hours before the campaign went live, Trump's personal office in Florida released a statement in which he claimed responsibility for the vaccines' existence.

The release of the videos, claimed not to be affiliated with the Biden administration, was ostensibly timed to coincide with the US President's plans to mark one year since the spread of COVID-19 had initiated a gradual shutdown of the country. "This is our shot now it's up to you".

The clips featuring the former presidents placed particular emphasis on the safety of the vaccines.

'We took care of a lot of people - including, I guess, on December 21, we took care of Joe Biden, because he got his shot, he got his vaccine, ' Trump said in his remarks.

The absence of Trump as part of the past presidents' effort disappointed some vaccine cheerleaders, given the high rate of hesitance among his supporters. "Now, with the development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, we have the chance to rise to the moment again". "We're glad that everybody who has taken the vaccine is talking about it, including him", Slavitt said of Trump.

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