WASHINGTON — Together, the American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association (AMA) and American Nurses Association (ANA) released a new television and digital ad campaign to thank health care workers during the holiday season. The ad, which can be viewed here, will run online and on television starting today, which is also Public Health Thank You Day. A Spanish language version of the ad can be found here.
This effort continues the work the three associations have done over the course of the pandemic to increase public acceptance of the essential actions to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect lives, including the importance of getting vaccinated.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians, nurses, and other frontline health care professionals have risked their lives, spent considerable time separated from their families, and worked tirelessly to protect their communities and heal their patients,” said AMA President Gerald E. Harmon, M.D. “On this Public Health Thank You Day, I extend my own personal thanks to these brave professionals that I’m fortunate to call my colleagues. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, America’s physicians urge you to be safe and healthy this holiday season, and, if you have not yet gotten the vaccine, please do so. It may save your life or the life of a loved one.”
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