Four former living presidents are appearing in new ads this week encouraging Americans to get their COVID-19 vaccines.

In a one-minute spot released by the Ad Council on Wednesday, former Presidents Carter, Clinton, Bush and Obama called on U.S. residents to get inoculations when they can in an effort to end the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

“This vaccine means hope. It will protect you and those you love from this dangerous and deadly disease,” Obama said in the ad, titled “It’s Up To You.”

The clip shows photos of all four of the former presidents and their spouses receiving their vaccines, including former first ladies Rosalynn Carter,

, Laura Bush and

.

Some of the former presidents also shared what they are looking forward to once the pandemic ends in the ad.

Clinton said he is anticipating going “back to work” and being “able to move around,” while Obama said he wants to see Michelle Obama’s mother and “hug her and see her on her birthday.” 

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