Vaccinations get bipartisan push in NC
Gov. Roy Cooper has joined with Republican and Democratic legislative leaders to launch a public-service ad urging North Carolinians to get vaccinated against coronavirus.Posted — Updated
The state opened vaccination eligibility to everyone 16 or older on Wednesday.
"This is our best shot," Cooper, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, House Speaker Tim Moore, Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue and House Minority Leader Robert Reives said repeatedly during the 60-second spot.
“North Carolina has a vaccine distribution plan that gets shots into arms quickly and equitably, and we remain focused on continuing to slow the spread of the virus,” Cooper said in a statement. “In order for our state to turn the corner on this pandemic, we must come together and ensure that every adult gets their COVID-19 vaccine.”
"We need to do all we can to avoid the spread of this virus," Moore, R-Cleveland, said in the ad. "It's such a small thing that folks can do to really help avoid the spread of this disease."
"I wanted to make sure I had done everything to protect myself, but also to protect the people I came in contact with," said Berger, R-Rockingham.
"I'm most looking forward to hugs," said Reives, D-Chatham. "I'm most looking forward to seeing my family members [and] my friends."
"There's a light at the end of the tunnel," said Blue, D-Wake. "We finally see a way that we're defeating [the virus]. The science says that this is the best way for us to get a handle on it."