Get vaccinated, ex-presidents except Trump urge Americans

Clinton, Obama and Bush say the jabs will ‘protect you and those you love from this deadly disease

It features Bush, Obama and Clinton encouraging vaccinations.

'We've lost enough people and we've suffered enough damage, ' Clinton says. Obama, 59, says he wants to be able to visit with his mother-in-law, "to hug her, and see her on her birthday".

The two public service announcements are scheduled to air on national and local television stations across the country and on digital and social media platforms, says NBC News.

When asked about Trump's absence, a spokesman for the Ad Council said one of the PSAs was filmed at President Joe Biden's inauguration in January, which Trump did not attend.

"The science is clear", Bush says. "I encourage every American to get vaccinated as soon as it becomes available to you-and to feel confident, as Hillary and I did when we got ours, that it will protect you and your loved ones, and bring us all one step closer to ending this pandemic".

"I'm getting vaccinated because we want to end this pandemic as soon as possible", he says in a soft, resolute soundbite, as if marshaling the wisdom of his 96 years to convince viewers to take heed.

The public service announcements were put together by the Ad Council and the COVID Collaborative.

Biden administration officials have said they are reluctant to roll out the campaign until the vaccines are more available across the country, a benchmark that appears to be nearing.

Biden also received his vaccine publicly.

The images were saved for release Thursday, which coincides with Biden's plans to mark one year since the country began shutting down because of the virus.

"This is our shot", Clinton is heard saying, as close-ups of him and his wife being vaccinated are shown.

Yet it was reported earlier this month that Trump and first lady Melania Trump quietly got the vaccine in the White House in January.

"I hope everyone remembers when they're getting the COVID-19 (often referred to as the China Virus) vaccine, that if I wasn't president, you wouldn't be getting that lovely "shot" for 5 years, at best, and probably wouldn't be getting it at all".

The spokesman added the organisation was pleased when Trump recently advised Americans to "go get your shot" after receiving the vaccine. 'So everybody, go get your shot'. "Now, with the development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, we have the chance to rise to the moment again". In October, both Trumps tested positive for the coronavirus and President Trump was hospitalized for a few days at Walter Reed hospital after he had trouble breathing.