Ariana Grande has a message for any of her fans who are unvaccinated.
“vaxxed n masked,” Grande captioned a selfie she shared on social media on Sunday (Aug. 1).
“this is your gentle reminder to please get your vaccines if you are eligible,” the pop star wrote. “this thing is not yet over !”
Any person age 12 or older is currently eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.
Grande explained that she was “sharing some info because i care and if i can, i’d like to help anybody who is hesitant or curious with making their decision.”
“this delta variant is very new and since data is changing all the time, i’ll source some links for you to stay up to speed yourself but so far,” she wrote. “we do know that it spreads much more easily compared to previous variants. most of the spread is among unvaccinated people and in areas with low vaccination rates ! and yes although you can still get it while vaccinated, the vaccine helps to protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and death ! all great things to be protected against in my book. oh and if you have already gotten sick with COVID-19, you should STILL get vaccinated !”
Grande recommended following several Instagram accounts for information about COVID-19 and the vaccine, and visiting the John Hopkins Medicine website to get educated about “some of the Covid myths that are circulating the internet.”
The singer hopes that the sources she shared will help “reassure yourself why getting vaxxed is the move. save a life or two. who knows.”
To date, there have been more than 610,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. recorded by the CDC.
In the U.S. 164 million people (49.6% of the total population) have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 191 million (57.7% of the total population) have received at least one dose so far, according to the CDC.
See Grande’s post below.