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Tennessee Gov. Lee gets 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine

State of the State Tennessee
Posted at 11:19 AM, Mar 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-30 12:19:47-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Asked by a reporter Monday, the Republican said he had the initial Pfizer shot Saturday and will get the second dose in a few weeks. He didn't surround the inoculation with any fanfare, as he did when he tweeted out a photo of his flu shot last November. Lee has said he was waiting his turn for the COVID-19 vaccine.

All but a handful of Tennessee counties have now begun opening up vaccinations to anyone 16 or older.