Still skeptical about those COVID-19 vaccines? NBC wants to help quell your concerns with a special star-studded mission that could save lives.
Next month, the network will air the hour-long special Roll Up Your Sleeves: Presented By Walgreens, aimed at raising awareness about the coronavirus vaccines, dispelling concerns about them and encouraging people who are hesitant to get vaccinated in order to help end the pandemic that began more than a year ago.
The TV program will feature appearances from comedians, artists and performers, as well as other prominent figures, frontline workers and medical professionals. UPDATE: On April 1, NBC announced that Matthew McConaughey, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dr. Anthony Fauci will appear on the special, which was produced by ATTN.
In February, E! and NBC's parent firm Comcast NBCUniversal launched its Plan Your Vaccine initiative and announced plans for a marketing, advertising and PSA campaign featuring company talent. The PSA, which you can watch HERE, features TODAY's Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi, Access Hollywood's Mario Lopez.
Meanwhile, on the initiative's website, you can check when you are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in your state, find vaccination sites in your area and read up on the latest vaccine-related news and statistics.
Over the past year, many celebrities have been among the millions of people who have contracted the coronavirus.
(Note: It is unknown if any of the stars who have opened up about their COVID-19 battles are involved in NBC's initiatives.)
The Roll Up Your Sleeves: Presented by Walgreens special will air on NBC on Sunday, April 18 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
(E! and NBC are part of the NBCUniversal family.)