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Charlie Baker Gets First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

April 7, 2021

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker got his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday afternoon.

The 64-year-old Baker, a Republican, went to Hynes Convention Center to get a dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Baker plans to receive a second dose of the vaccine in three weeks.

“You may experience some side effects from the vaccine, but as the nurse downstairs told me, that’s just a sign that the vaccine is taking, and you certainly won’t get COVID from the shot,” Baker said, according to NBC 10 Boston.

“Over two and a half million people have received at least a first dose here in Massachusetts and there are clear signs we are getting a little closer to normal,” he later added. “Many businesses are starting to reopen, vaccines are letting family see their friends and family that they haven’t been able to see in months, and, this week, many elementary schools across the commonwealth that were remote-only returned to the classroom.”

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