Congressman Davis: “Ca’mon, get the vaccine”

Earlier this year, Commander of the Illinois Air National Guard Major General Peter Nezamis (left) and Congressman Rodney Davis (right) toured the mass vaccination facility at Grossinger Motors Arena. (Photo courtesy: Blake Haas/WJBC)

By Blake Haas

BLOOMINGTON – A U.S. Representative from Central Illinois is pushing those hesitant to receive their COVID-19 vaccine to get the shot.

Speaking with WJBC’s Scott Miller, Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) said he’s received his vaccine and encourages others to do the same.

“Ca’mon, get the vaccine. If you’ve gone through the first one, go get your second vaccine. All three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) are 100 percent effective against hospitalizations. And that to me shows, that gives us a .0047 percent chance if you get a vaccine to get reinfected and to have that reinfection hospitalize you. You have a better chance of getting struck by lightning.

If you want our economy and our facilities to reopen again as we used to know them prior to March 2020, stop giving politicians excuses to keep our communities locked down. Go get the vaccine; I did it. I can tell you I don’t have a computer chip in me.”

This week, Illinois celebrated more than 10 million doses of the vaccine administered in Illinois. Currently, the state averages 84,000 vaccines a day while 4.5 million Illinoisans are fully vaccinated, which equals 35.73% of the state’s population.

LISTEN: Congressman Rodney Davis spoke with WJBC’s Scott Miller. 

“Believe in our science, believe in the data. Let’s make some better decisions, and let’s stop politicians from locking down our communities. The best way to do it is to go get your shot.”

With 80.69% of adults over 65 receiving at least one dose of the vaccine, Illinois could move into the ‘Bridge Phase’ of Gov. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan on Friday.

Blake Haas can be reached at [email protected].


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