As we look ahead in 2021, there is an opportunity for us to return to normal. The reason for this is the development and rollout of highly effective vaccines to prevent this deadly virus. Although social media has created suspicion and concerns, the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. And each day, more and more people are receiving this very important protection from a virus that has killed more Americans than were killed in three major wars – World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
The COVID vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in United States history. Vaccine deployment has been delivered at record speed, with predictions that all Americans could receive the COVID vaccine by fall.
While the vaccine distribution is occurring, it is important for everyone to continue to use the precautions we have taken during the pandemic – wearing face coverings, washing our hands often and staying at least six feet away from others.
Getting everyone vaccinated is critical to fully reopening our workplaces and helping us get back to normal life. We encourage everyone to sign up as soon as they are eligible to receive the vaccine.