Senator C.B. Embry: "Please Consider the Vaccine"
FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 17, 2021) – The following is a letter to the editor from Senator C.B. Embry (R-Morgantown) encouraging Kentuckians to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Recent reports have shown an increase in COVID-19 cases within our region, especially among unvaccinated ones. While there is still much to learn about the Delta variant, we are certain that the vaccine is safe and effective.
Unfortunately, you can still catch COVID-19 if you are vaccinated. However, you are less likely to be hospitalized and less likely to die from severe virus cases. If you are unvaccinated, you are in this high-risk group – I urge you to strongly consider this significant layer of protection that we have at our fingertips.
Vaccination is a vital component to slowing down this pandemic. I urge you also to consider wearing a mask as another layer of protection, especially if you are not fully vaccinated.
As we continue to grapple with the daily flood of news, research, and information coming out, we know the vaccine is accessible, effective, and can save lives.
To learn more and find a vaccine location near you, please visit www.CDC.gov/coronavirus.
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Note: Senator C.B. Embry, JR (R-Morgantown) represents the 6th District, including Butler, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, and Ohio Counties. He is Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee and Co-Chairman of the Tobacco Settlement Statutory Committee. Senator Embry is also a member of the Senate Standing Committees on Transportation, Natural Resources, and Energy.