By Zach Hester, Reporter • firstname.lastname@example.org (Photo by Governor's Office | Hal Yeagar)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Monday, Governor Kay Ivey (R-Ala.) received the first shot of the newly-approved COVID-19 vaccine. The shot was administered at Montgomery's Baptist Medical Center South.
"I'm certainly glad to get a shot of the vaccine," said Ivey. "I highly recommend it. And the more people who take it, the greater immunity we'll have. The more we have, the better. We need a lot of immunity in our state."
While many governors were sidestepping receiving their vaccine, Ivey stated she wanted to take it to show you "that I'm willing to take it."
The vaccine Ivey received was the one from Pfizer, which was recently approved by federal authorities. A second vaccine by Moderna is expected to arrive in Alabama this week.