Published: Thu, March 11, 2021
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Obama, Bush, Clinton, and Carter Team up for Coronavirus Vaccine Promotion

Obama, Bush, Clinton, and Carter Team up for Coronavirus Vaccine Promotion

Back in January, as a part of President Joe Biden's inaugural proceedings, Obama, Bush, and Clinton released a video welcoming Biden to the Oval Office and encouraging bi-partisanship. Obama, 59, says he wants to be able to visit with his mother-in-law, "to hug her, and see her on her birthday".

The video features stills of all eight former residents of the White House getting Covid shots. The spots are scheduled to 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". Although distribution has been rolling out for months now, reticence and uncertainty about the efficacy and safety of the vaccine still linger within the American public. His team has made the video available for use in any future public service announcements, and "he'd be happy to participate in other opportunities if asked", a spokesman said.

Biden has called Trump's vaccine rollout -- which failed to deliver on its goal of administering 20 million vaccinations by 2021 -- a "dismal failure".

The 45th former US President did, however, issue a statement the same morning reminding American's that they wouldn't be getting the "beautiful" vaccine for "5 years, at best, and probably wouldn't be getting it at all".

As a growing number of conspiracy theorists concoct false problems with the vaccine, former presidents came together to assure people it's necessary.

Biden, who has said there will be enough vaccine doses for all eligible Americans by the end of May, made a point to publicize his receiving a vaccine shot during the transition, as did Vice President Kamala Harris.

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

Andy Slavitt, senior adviser to the White House Covid-19 response team, declined to say Friday whether the administration has reached out to Trump about vaccine awareness.

'We'll also note that we have governors of both parties who. have taken the vaccine, and who are being very public about it, and others as well. Many people are clamoring for the shot, but misinformation is spreading with claims that the vaccine will kill you, Kaiser Health News reported this week.

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