A federal government initiative is encouraging more adults to get vaccinated by July 4, with a goal of 70 percent of eligible citizens to receive at least one dose of the vaccine by that date.
United States President Joe Biden said in remarks about the initiative, “America is headed into the summer dramatically different from last year’s summer: a summer of freedom, a summer of joy, a summer of get-togethers and celebrations. An all-American summer that this country deserves after a long, long, dark winter that we’ve all endured.”
While restrictions are easing, it’s clear the threat is not over.
“For all the progress we’re making as a country, if you are unvaccinated, you are still at risk of getting seriously ill or dying, or spreading disease to others, especially when Americans spend more time indoors again, closely gathered in the fall, as — and as we face the potential threat of a new, more dangerous variants,” Biden said.
Please consider getting vaccinated if you haven’t already done so. Click here to find a vaccination site near you.
Please continue to wear a mask, wash your hands thoroughly and often, practice social distancing of at least six feet.