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Kamala Harris & Doug Emhoff get COVID vaccine

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is the latest high profile politician to be vaccinated to ward off the coronavirus.

Harris, along with her husband Doug Emhoff, received the vaccine Tuesday morning at United Medical Center in southeast Washington, D.C.

“That was easy! I barely felt it,” Harris said to reporters, according to USA Today. She said she chose to get vaccinated in Southeast Washington, “a community that is often overlooked… to encourage “trust in the vaccine, in the people who work in your community every day.”

A nurse injected Harris with Moderna’s vaccine while President-elect Biden got the Pfizer vaccine earlier.

“It’s literally about saving lives,” she said, reported Spectrum Local News. “I trust the scientists, and it is the scientists that created and approved this vaccine. So I urge everyone, when it is your turn, get vaccinated. It’s is about saving your life, the life of your family members and the life of your community.”

It’s hope after the public sees some of the country’s biggest leaders get the vaccine, that more will put their trust in it. A PEW study found 83% of English-speaking Asian Americans said they would be willing to get the vaccine. That’s the highest rate of any ethnic group surveyed.

Blacks, on the other hand, were the least likely to say they are willing to get the vaccine-just four in ten.

“I want to remind people that right in your community is where you can take the vaccine, where you will receive the vaccine by folks you may know, folks who are otherwise working in the same hospital where your children were born, folks who are working in the same hospital where an elderly relative received the kind of care that they needed,” said Harris.

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