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Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) National Vice President Joe McNeil of Columbus, Georgia is one of nine Veterans Service Organization (VSO) representatives featured in a 4-minute bipartisan Public Service Announcement produced by the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. The video, released earlier today, urges veterans to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine through their local VA facility as soon as it is available to them.

Joe is the first veteran to appear and speak in the production, revealing on camera outside his local VA clinic that he had received his second dose of the Moderna vaccine only moments earlier.

The video contains appeals to veterans from Senate Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-MT) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-KS) to obtain one of the vaccines. They also affirm their safety and effectiveness. Four additional members of the Committee express similar support for veterans getting vaccinated as soon as possible.

To access the complete video, watch below or (CLICK HERE).