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Preston Hollow neighbor and Former President George W. Bush joined Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama in offering to get the COVID-19 vaccine on television, CNN reported.

The three former presidents hope to raise awareness for an eventual COVID-19 vaccine and promote the vaccine to skeptical Americans. 

“A few weeks ago President Bush asked me to let Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx know that, when the time is right, he wants to do what he can to help encourage his fellow citizens to get vaccinated,” Freddy Ford, Bush’s chief of staff, told CNN. “First, the vaccines need to be deemed safe and administered to the priority populations. Then, President Bush will get in line for his, and will gladly do so on camera.”

Bush has been outspoken about COVID-19, and he’s called on Americans to unite during an era of incredible strife. 

In a video in May, Bush encouraged people to “remember that the suffering we experience as a nation does not fall evenly. In the days to come, it will be especially important to care in practical ways for the elderly, the ill and the unemployed.”

The former presidents may encourage the nation to unite by taking the vaccine sooner rather than later, with the UK approving the Pfizer vaccine just this week.

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