Vaccines and US

Astronaut Tom Jones


Hi, I'm astronaut Tom Jones. Asking you to join me in getting your COVID-19 vaccination. As a nation we rose to the challenge of this virus, developed safe and effective vaccines in record time and bore the burden of protecting each other for over a year. Now it's time to get immunity from this terrible virus for yourself, protecting not only your own health but that of your family and friends. As an astronaut, I succeeded in spacewalks at the space station because I knew my crew mates, my fellow astronauts, had my back. I trusted them with my life and they relied on me as well. In the same way, our success in beating this virus depends on each of us doing our part. Get vaccinated to support yourself, your coworkers, friends, and your loved ones. Getting your shot is the fastest, safest way to get us all flying high again. Thanks for listening and see you out there.


Thomas D. Jones, PhD, is a scientist, author, pilot, and veteran NASA astronaut. In more than eleven years with NASA, he flew on four space shuttle missions to Earth orbit. On his last flight, Dr. Jones led three spacewalks to install the centerpiece of the International Space Station, the American Destiny laboratory. He has spent fifty-three days working and living in space.

Last update: May 11, 2022