The lieutenant governor posted a video message on Thursday.
In a video message posted on his social media platforms Thursday, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann urges Mississippians to see their doctor and get vaccinated against COVID.
Hosemann, who had COVID in 2020 and has since received the vaccine, said he had met with doctors, nurses and hospital staff across the state. He says these medical professionals are exhausted.
“To determine why this latest wave has happened, I unfortunately think we just have to look at ourselves in the mirror,” Hosemann said, adding: “Your legislature is working on solutions but only you can stop the spread. of COVID. “
The lieutenant governor notes that intensive care beds in the state are full and that the state has requested help from the federal government. Hosemann encourages Mississippians to get vaccinated to reduce stress on hospital systems.
“If your health care provider says you are eligible to receive the free vaccine, please receive the free vaccine,” Hosemann urges. “Protect your family, friends and fellow Mississippians. And please pray for our sick.
Watch the video in the tweet below.
If your health care provider says you are eligible for the free vaccine, please get the vaccine. Our healthcare workers are overwhelmed and we must all work together to stop the spread of Covid. pic.twitter.com/qsJmvqQXfX
– Delbert Hosemann (@DelbertHosemann) August 12, 2021