New Jersey’s ‘Your Voice, Your Shot’ Campaign Aims to Boost Vaccine Confidence

By: Olivia Armstrong, Writer / Follow South Jersey News Reporting Intern

TRENTON, N.J. — The “Your Voice, Your Shot” campaign is a new initiative run by the state of New Jersey allowing community members to submit a video of themselves explaining why they got inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine. Videos submitted as part of this campaign will be included in New Jersey’s public health campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated.

The state is asking residents to send in a 30-second video in which you explain why you got vaccinated or plan on getting vaccinated to try to encourage others to do the same.

The videos must be your original idea and consistent with New Jersey Department of Health guidelines regarding vaccinations. Obviously, the videos should only feature people who consent to be filmed, and the deadline to submit your video is 11:59 p.m. on May 11. You can submit your video by using the hashtag #YourVoiceYourShotNJ on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, and you can visit New Jersey’s official website to find more details about the campaign.

Six months into the world’s mass effort to vaccinate the population, the COVID-19 vaccines have proven themselves to be safe and effective, and they will help stop the spread of COVID-19. Case numbers are down drastically both in New Jersey and the United States as a whole since the country’s mass vaccination effort began in December 2020 — particularly among the most vulnerable populations.

This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.