Former U.S. Presidents including Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter are to star alongside former First Ladies in two new public service advert for the promotion coronavirus vaccine.
“The science is clear. These vaccines will protect you and those you love from this dangerous and deadly disease,” said President Bush in one of the ads with Obama and Clinton, urging Americans to get vaccinated.
“That’s the first step to ending the pandemic and moving our country forward,” said Obama.
The advert, created by non-profit the Ad Council did not feature immediate past President Donald Trump and Melania.
When asked about Trump’s absence, a spokesman for the Ad Council said one of the ads was filmed at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January, which Trump did not attend.
The spokesman added the organization was pleased when Trump recently advised Americans to “go get your shot” after receiving the vaccine.
The new ads are part of the Ad Council’s nationwide vaccine education campaign titled “It’s Up To You.”
More than 300 partners are supporting the non-profit in the effort to battle hesitancy about the vaccine’s safety and help convince more people to get the shot.
A second Advert features each of the presidents and First Ladies wearing masks and receiving a dose of the vaccine.