John Legend wants everyone to get their COVID-19 vaccines.
In a video to encourage injections, the “All of Me” singer tells pharmacist Stephen Fadowele why getting vaccinated is important to him.
“I have just been watching what has been happening in the nation and around the world. So many communities, families and lives have been affected by this virus and all the precautions we had to take to avoid contracting it,” he says. “Scientists have done such a fast and powerful job experimenting and developing these vaccines that are really effective in preventing the spread of this virus. Now that that has happened, and these vaccines are widely available to the nation and the world, it is so beautiful. , powerful thing “.
The 42-year-old singer has partnered with Walgreens for their public service announcement “This Is Our Shot,” which reminds Americans that getting vaccinated is the nation’s opportunity to help end the coronavirus pandemic.
Legend, who shares his 4-year-old daughter Luna and 2-year-old son Miles with his wife, Chrissy Teigen, also notes that he wants to “make sure as many people take advantage of this opportunity as possible, because that’s the ticket. for us to return. ” together.”
“That’s the ticket for us to go back to having concerts, family reunions, barbecues, all the things we’ve been missing,” he says. “I think a lot of people have been missing that touch, that human touch, and just being able to enjoy it without having in the back of their mind, ‘I could get sick’ or, ‘This could happen to someone in my family who is vulnerable'” .
“Having that hanging over your head for a whole year has been a difficult thing for a lot of people,” added Legend. “The vaccine is our chance to overcome that.”
Celebrities like Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Amy Schumer, Amanda Kloots, Dolly Parton, and Barack and Michelle Obama have already received their vaccination. Hear more in the video below: