As coronavirus cases in Kansas continue to surge among the unvaccinated and hospitals face staff and capacity issues, today Governor Kelly launched a new testimonial campaign to encourage Kansans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The campaign includes stories from Kansans whose lives have been deeply impacted by COVID-19, including doctors and nurses, COVID-19 survivors, and families who have suffered long-term health implications from the virus.

“We all have a role to play in protecting our communities and preventing the spread of COVID-19 as the Delta variant continues to cause death and destruction across the state,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “The spike we are seeing in COVID-19 hospitalizations, including in children and babies, is being driven by those who are unvaccinated. We hope that this campaign will encourage those who are skeptical to get answers to their questions and do their part to keep our families, friends, and loved ones safe.” 

The campaign includes stories from a diverse group of Kansans from across the state, including Kansas City, Wichita, Joplin and Topeka. Dr. Dena Hubbard, a pediatrician, shares her experience from the frontlines treating COVID-19 patients and seeing first-hand how scary the Delta variant is.

The ads also feature Amy Diediker, whose family’s lives were turned upside down when they caught the virus, and Sha-Kendra Davis, a mom and COVID-19 survivor who was hospitalized with a severe case of the disease and feared never seeing her family again.

The testimonial campaign launches today, September 23rd, and runs across the state on television, digital media and radio through the end of the year. Additional testimonials will be added throughout the coming months.

To view Dr. Dena Hubbard’s testimonial, click here.
To view Amy Diediker’s testimonial, click here.
To view Sha-Kendra Davis’ testimonial, click here.

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