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Get vaccinated to avoid holiday surge, White House COVID-19 advisor says

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Coronavirus cases are on the decline across the country, but with the holidays right around the corner, health officials are concerned celebrations could turn into superspreader events.

News 8 spoke with Dr. Cameron Webb, White House Senior Advisor for Equity on the COVID-19 Response team, who says the most important thing a person can do for themselves and their family is get vaccinated.

“Nobody wants to be in a situation where they are bringing COVID and making their loved ones sick,” Webb said. “Too many Americans have had that experience and they regret it so deeply in that they participated in bringing something into the home. Sometimes there was nothing they could have done. In this instance, with the vaccine and with all that we know about this virus, there is a lot you can to protect yourself your loved ones and your community.”

Webb says this week is critical to get vaccinated to avoid potential spreads and infections. If a person gets the first Pfizer shot this week followed by the second dose three weeks later, they will be fully vaccinated by Thanksgiving.  

He goes on to say immunization is also essential so the country doesn’t experience another surge in coronavirus cases like last year.

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