Leader McConnell Encourages Americans to Trust 'Safe and Effective' COVID Vaccination

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Posted: Dec 18, 2020 2:30 PM
Leader McConnell Encourages Americans to Trust 'Safe and Effective' COVID Vaccination

Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Friday that he received the COVID vaccine. Vice President Mike Pence publicly received the vaccine on Friday morning, in addition to the Surgeon General. 

The GOP leader said previously that he will continue to follow guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), even after being vaccinated.

“Even with a vaccine, I will continue following CDC guidelines by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and washing my hands frequently,” Leader McConnell said. “I would strongly encourage everyone to continue following these important guidelines. It is the only way we will defeat COVID-19 once and for all.”

Leader McConnell, a survivor of Polio, implored Americans to trust the “safe and effective” vaccine.

“As a polio survivor, I know both the fear of a disease and the extraordinary promise of hope that vaccines bring," he said. "I truly hope all Kentuckians and Americans will heed this advice and accept this safe and effective vaccine."

Operation Warp Speed continues to display success. As the vaccine is distributed nationwide, thanks to the diligent work of the Trump administration, Leader McConnell is also negotiating an additional COVID relief package.

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