covid vaccine 122521SPRINGFIELD – Following a weekly phone conference with Montgomery County and its Community Risk Committee, State Senator Doris Turner (D-Springfield) released the following statement urging Montgomery County residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine as cases rise in the area:

“I’d strongly encourage those of you who haven’t already done so to go out and get vaccinated. Even though the state has entered Phase 5 of Illinois Restored, COVID-19 is still here. Many people are now being exposed to the more infectious variant, so we must work together to protect ourselves and our families.

“Getting vaccinated is the first step toward us getting back to our normal lives. It breaks my heart that so many lives were lost over this past year and we’re starting to see cases on the rise again in the Montgomery County area. This is still very real and very serious, so we must fight this disease together. I implore you to please go out and get vaccinated.”