David Ortiz has a message for anyone who is hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine: This is the only way life can go back to normal.
In a video released by the Red Sox Twitter account on Thursday, Ortiz discussed the importance of the vaccine and toll COVID-19 has taken on the country.
“I know that COVID-19 has been devastating with all our family,” Ortiz said. “We haven’t been allowed to get together to do the things that we love. Schools have been closed. Businesses have been shut down. We haven’t been able to spend time as a family like we used to with our families and our friends.
“I know we all have questions about the vaccine. I know a lot of us don’t feel comfortable getting it. But guess what? The only way we’re going to make changes, we’re going to make things happen, we’re going to go back to doing the things that we love is to get vaccinated. So get yourself together, get your family together, get the vaccine so we can go back and enjoy life like we used to it. Stick with it.”
“The only way to get back to doing the things we love, is to get the COVID vaccine.” – Big Papi
— Red Sox (@RedSox) March 18, 2021
The Red Sox have turned Fenway Park into a mass vaccination site. With the start of the season approaching, the state is in the process of transitioning vaccinations to the Hynes Convention Center in Back Bay.
Per Governor Charlie Baker’s Phase 4 reopening plan, the Red Sox will be allowed to fill Fenway Park to 12 percent capacity. A 12-percent capacity would mean roughly 4,500 fans.
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