SAN FRANCISCO – (July 15, 2021) – In an exclusive new POPSUGAR video, Vice President Kamala Harris sits down with actress Lana Condor and actor Ross Butler to talk the COVID-19 vaccine, why it was so important for each of them to be vaccinated, and why young people shouldn't be afraid to. As part of the White House’s efforts to encourage people to take the vaccine, Vice President Harris has been leading the COVID education campaign to ensure that all Americans have access to, and confidence in the vaccine.
“Each of us has the power to get vaccinated and it is just so important that we remind people,” Vice President Harris says. “Don’t let anyone take that power from you.”
The group discusses why being vaccinated was so important to each of them, as Butler reveals he had contracted COVID-19 in March of 2020.
“I had it really bad,” Butler says. “I had all of the symptoms before we knew what the symptoms were.”
Condor’s mother suffers from an autoimmune disease, so receiving the vaccine was paramount for the two of them to be able to spend time together.
“I was just like ‘I need to get this vaccine because I love her more than anything in this world,’” Condor says. “I want to be around her safely. And I feel so much better being able to be around my parents and just know that they’re going to be okay.”
Vice President Harris shares the significance of what it means for young people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, enumerating the power they can wield as a result of the lessons learned from the pandemic.
“The tragedy that we learned from COVID-19 is that you could really hurt somebody you didn’t know, and never would intentionally hurt,” Vice President Harris says. “The other side of that is, ‘I have the power to actually stop this from growing by getting vaccinated.”
Butler ends the discussion with a message to the young and healthy people who may feel as though COVID-19 won’t have an effect on them if they don’t get vaccinated.
“I had COVID, and I’m young and healthy, and it sucked,” Butler says. “Get the vaccine.”
*For more, watch “Exclusive: VP Kamala Harris, Lana Condor, and Ross Butler on the Power in Getting Vaccinated” on POPSUGAR’s YouTube Channel, and on POPSUGAR.com
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