Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Receives COVID Vaccine

(Washington, DC) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has received his first dose of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine. 

In a statement on Twitter, the Kentucky Republican said, "vaccines are how we beat this virus." McConnell said he will continue to focus on negotiating a coronavirus relief package with more funding for vaccine distribution.

The 78-year-old is among the highest-ranking government officials to have received the vaccine. He joins Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who both received the vaccine earlier Friday.

Photo Credit: Sen. McConnell Twitter Page

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