Wis. health officials relaunch campaign to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

(Source: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital/CNN)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 3:24 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Wisconsin’s top health officials have relaunched a statewide campaign Tuesday to encourage residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced the You Stop the Spread campaign was making a comeback in order to encourage Wisconsinites to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus.

“Wisconsinites are no strangers to rolling up their sleeves and getting the job done – and getting vaccinated to stop the spread of COVID-19 is no different,” said Gov. Evers.

You Stop the Spread initially started in September of 2020 to promote wearing masks and social distancing.

The campaign will feature multimedia ads on traditional mediums, such as television, radio and billboards, as well as on social media websites. In addition to emphasizing the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, health officials note the campaign will also serve to provide residents with information they need to make an informed decision about getting vaccinated.

“Each of us have our own reasons for getting the vaccine, and we hope folks will participate by posting photos to share with friends and neighbors about why you chose to get the shot,” added Gov. Evers.

Residents are encouraged to post photos of themselves on social media using the hashtag #YouStoptheSpread and explain why they chose to get immunized in a caption.

Almost half of the state has received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and around 43% have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

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