With the advent of the significantly more transmissible Delta strain, it’s more crucial than ever to get people vaccinated. Large festivals like Rolling Loud and Lollapalooza have the potential to become super-spreader events. As a result, Ariana Grande turned to Instagram to encourage her fans to get their flu shots.
“Vaxxed n masked,” Grande wrote under an image of her wearing a black mask. “This is your gentle reminder to please get your vaccines if you are eligible. this thing is not yet over ! sharing some info because i care and if i can, i’d like to help anybody who is hesitant or curious with making their decision. this delta variant is very new and since data is changing all the time, i’ll source some links for you to stay up to speed yourself but so far… we do know that it spreads much more easily compared to previous variants.”
The singer then spoke to unvaccinated individuals directly. “Most of the spread is among unvaccinated people and in areas with low vaccination rates !” she wrote. “And yes although you can still get it while vaccinated, the vaccine helps to protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and death ! all great things to be protected against in my book.”
Grande’s remark comes after she became the latest musician to use Fortnite to host their own performance.