KEY POINTS

  • Barack and Michelle Obama promoted the COVID-19 vaccine by appearing in a new ad 
  • George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter shared what they want to do when things are back to normal
  • Michelle uploaded a photo of her getting a vaccine shot on Instagram

Barack and Michelle Obama promoted the COVID-19 vaccine in a new ad along with other former presidents and first ladies.

In a new ad released on Facebook, the Obamas along with former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and former First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Rosalynn Carter discuss the importance of COVID-19 vaccination in bringing back the moments that most people miss and love. The PSA starts with the announcement that the "COVID-19 vaccines are already available to millions of Americans and will soon be available to everyone."

"This vaccine means hope," Obama says in the PSA. "It will protect you and those you love from this dangerous and deadly disease."

The former presidents also share in the clip what they want to do when things go back to normal. Obama notes he wants to visit Michelle's mom on her birthday, so they could see and hug her. Meanwhile, Clinton says he wants to go back to work and move around. For Bush, he is looking forward to opening day in Texas Ranger Stadium with a full stadium.

"We've lost enough people and we've suffered enough damage," Clinton continues.

"In order to get rid of this pandemic, it's important for our fellow citizens to get vaccinated," Bush adds.

The ad also shows a photo of the Carters having their COVID-19 vaccine shots.  The couple supports the call to be vaccinated because they believe it will help end the pandemic.

"I'm getting vaccinated because we want this pandemic to end as soon as possible," Carter says.

Photos of the Obamas, Bushes, and the Clintons getting a vaccine shot are also shown in the PSA.

"So roll up your sleeve, and do your part. This is our shot. Now it's up to you," the voice-over concludes.

Michelle shared a photo of her getting the vaccine and the PSA on Instagram. In the caption, she encouraged the people to get the vaccine if they could.

"When you can get the COVID-19 vaccine, I hope you do—Barack and I are certainly glad we did," she wrote. "It’s our best shot at beating this virus, looking out for one another, and getting back to some of the things we miss. Getting vaccinated will save lives—and that life could be yours."

Barack and Michelle Obama Barack and Michelle Obama greeted each other on Valentine's Day on Twitter. Pictured: Barack and Michelle kiss as they wait for President-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania at the White House before the inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Getty Images/Kevin Dietsch