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- My age:
- I am 28
- Tint of my eyes:
- I’ve got soft gray-green eyes but I use colored contact lenses
- Hair color:
- I can speak:
- English, Arabic
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- My hobbies:
- In my spare time I love swimming
The winners of this challenge exhibited exceptional creativity and talent to raise awareness about the importance of the COVID vaccine through video and visual art. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge! These contributions will play a pivotal role in ensuring our community reduces the spread of SARS-CoV coronavirus and preventing future outbreaks. Targeted messaging to persons aged 12 — 24 years old allowed youth and young adults to learn how the COVID vaccine works and understand the importance of vaccinations.
I am encouraged by the relatively rapid distribution of the COVID vaccine and believe we are now closer to physically returning to work, resuming business and reconnecting in person. And even getting on airplanes!
Given that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC has noted that a large portion of our society needs to be vaccinated to successfully stop the spread of COVID who even knew what herd mentality was a year ago? This will expand vaccine access and will fund additional vaccinators in rural communities.
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It is so important that rural America not be left behind in the race for vaccinations and the opportunity for those with pharmacies and public health centers miles away to have convenient access to this protective measure. NTCA also was recognized recently by the U. Department of Health and Human Services HHS as a founding member of the COVID Community Corpswhich seeks to get vaccines to more Americans, and I encourage our members to use their platforms as trusted community organizations to do their part in this effort as well.
Your voice is so important in the communities you serve. Getting a vaccine is a highly personal decision and I encourage you to share this video message with your employees and board members. While I am still in queue to finish my vaccination process, given the high demand for the vaccine in Arlington, Virginia, I am grateful for the opportunity and will be thrilled when that last shot goes in my arm.
I have also been witness to the kinder side of human nature and social media after having to resort to Facebook and Twitter postings on vaccine availability and how to get appointments as my fellow Virginians have stepped up to provide information where the Commonwealth has not. Another unexpected silver lining. I am also grateful for the many ways our Group Health Program has been there for us over the last year.
Many of you have already gone above and beyond to educate your employees and to support vaccinations in the communities you serve. For that, I thank you and invite you to share your videos, photos and stories by or on social media with the hashtag WorthAShot. The more we can create community support around protecting those we love and those we work with, the sooner we can get on to planning travel to the next NTCA conference.