As we cross the one-year mark in fighting the global Coronavirus pandemic, we can see a light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks to the great work of Operation Warp Speed, we have multiple safe and effective vaccines available to the public. I encourage everyone to take the vaccine once it becomes available to you.

While this is a very personal decision to make, I encourage each of us to receive the vaccine so that we can protect our families and our communities, and we can soon return to normal life as soon as possible. For the last year, we have all faced different challenges and adapted our lifestyles as we awaited a solution.

The vaccine will not solve all our problems, of course, but it will put America back on the right track. I hope you will all consider taking the vaccine for the sake of those who are hurting. I know Arkansas is strong and resilient – we will get through this together.