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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Sean Casten (IL-06)

December 21, 2020

Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) issued the following statement about receiving the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine:

“As a nation, we are fortunate to have a vaccine that is safe and proven.  We are also fortunate to have a public health system that has developed a robust protocol for national vaccine and I’m particularly thankful the first round of vaccines continue to be distributed to our frontline health care workers who have worked tirelessly to combat this virus.

“Last week I received the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on the advice of public health officials who determined that both as a public health matter and to ensure continuity of government, all members of the House and Senate should be vaccinated in this first phase.

“I am pleased to be able to help slow, and ultimately stop the spread of this disease. And in the meantime, we all must continue to maintain social distancing and masking wearing protocols.

“Whether you are a frontline worker, a young high school student, a remote IT employee, or a senior in a nursing home, I urge you to make sure that you  get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible. 

“The light is now visible at the end of the tunnel, but we must remain vigilant until we are all the way through.  We can beat this, but only if we work together.”