WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement during a visit to the MUSC Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.
“I've got a simple message: I've been vaccinated, and I'm glad I did. If you haven't been vaccinated, get vaccinated.
“I think the vaccine is safe, I think it's effective, and I want to congratulate all the volunteers. There are a lot of people who come out here that are not getting paid a penny to help run this facility. It is a military-like operation from the time you get here to the time you get your vaccination, it is pretty quick.
“I'm very impressed with what MUSC has done. MUSC has been trying to tell folks in rural, underserved areas about the importance of vaccination to African American community. We need to make sure that we double our efforts.
“This is safe, it's reliable, and I think the sooner we get everybody vaccinated, the quicker we can get back to normal. Without a vaccine, the chance of getting COVID as high as it's ever been. With a vaccine, it is low. I want South Carolina to lead the way in terms of vaccinations among the population and lead the way in terms of reopening and staying open.
“There's a lot of stuff on the internet. This is safe. I took it early on to try to show that I'm willing to take it. I urge you if you haven't been vaccinated, come to MUSC. Wherever you can get to, they'll make it convenient. It is free. You'll be doing yourself, your family, and the state a great service.”