Touro University Nevada and the City of North Las Vegas collaborated on a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to encourage everyone to get their COVID-19 vaccine.
Students and faculty from across Touro’s programs delivered brief messages for the PSAs, in addition to North Las Vegas City Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown.
“Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and will help us regain a sense of normalcy,” said Shelley Berkley, CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University Nevada. “This vaccine will help keep us safe as we work together to put this pandemic behind us. I am fully vaccinated, and I encourage all Nevadans to get your COVID-19 vaccine.”
The PSAs have been distributed to local television stations for broadcast in the Las Vegas television market and have appeared on Touro’s and the City of North Las Vegas’ official social media accounts.
“It is very important for everyone who is eligible to get the shot,” said Goynes-Brown. “I had some reservations about the vaccine, and I know others do too, but I recently got the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Now, I’m protected, and I don’t have to worry when I visit my family. I appreciate the opportunity to work with Touro University Nevada to get the word out and urge others to get vaccinated.”
“It is important to get vaccinated so that we may help stop the spread of COVID-19,” said third-year medical student, Valerie Mendez. “Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of vaccine hesitancy. By participating in this PSA, I hope to encourage more people to get vaccinated so that we can continue to keep our friends and family safe.”