“Thanksgiving is a time when we reflect on all that we have, and give thanks. This year, we should all be thankful for those healthcare workers who have faced the fourth wave of COVID-19 in our hospitals and ICUs. And we can show that thanks by getting vaccinated, to protect our loved ones, and to protect our healthcare system.

“Being vaccinated also means that you will be able to celebrate family traditions in a more familiar way. You can safely gather around the dinner table – up to 10 people from two households, as long as everyone who is eligible is vaccinated. And where our loved ones can’t be in our homes, I know they are in our thoughts.

“Whether you are sharing a turkey dinner, or reaching out through phone or video to loved ones in your lives, I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.”