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As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more readily available in the U.S., health professionals are encouraging the public to make an appointment, roll up their sleeves, and get vaccinated.
For some, the shot means family reunions, weddings, graduations, quinceaneras, and vacations can start all over again. But for others like Dr. Cedric “Jamie” RutlandVaccinations mean fewer seriously ill people and hospital stays.
“Americans should get vaccinated to prevent severe COVID-19 and death from coronavirus,” the pulmonologist / intensive care doctor and national spokesman for the American Lung Association in Orange County, California, told E! News. “The vaccine acts as a ‘scout’ preparing the immune system for actual virus exposure. This allows the white blood cells to act efficiently, effectively, and in an organized manner to prevent the severe inflammatory response that kills people with severe COVID-19.” “
In simple terms, scientists and health care workers on the front lines fighting COVID-19 believe this vaccine will save lives.
When you still need convincing, familiar faces like the former first lady Michelle Obama, DR. Anthony Fauci, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Matthew McConaughey will appear on NBCs Roll up your sleeves Vaccination Special Broadcast Sunday, April 18, 7 p.m. The one-hour special program is designed to raise awareness among Americans and encourage them to put an end to the pandemic by getting vaccinated.