"Get out and get that vaccine" is the message from an Illinois Congressman.
Congressman Rodney Davis has been touring vaccination sites in the district to increase interest in receiving the COVID vaccine. The Taylorville Republican notes if enough of the at-risk population is inoculated, then policymakers cannot continue to shut down the economy.
Congressman Davis says the fact that the vaccine is opening up to everyone 16 and older in Illinois demonstrates that the supply is meeting the demand. He expects the supply to continue to increase and will meet President Biden's goal of having the vaccine available to every American by May 1.
Congressman Davis notes there are still a lot of misconceptions about the vaccine and it is largely political. He says all of this undermines the hard work scientists and companies have contributed to ending the pandemic.
The Congressman indicated he and members of his family are vaccinated. He encourages everyone to make an appointment by contacting your local health department or by visiting a state-run site.
Davis contends any of the three vaccines are safe and effective.