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These civil rights icons received Covid-19 vaccine, and they're encouraging Black America to do the same

January 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Andrew Young, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations receives his COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. Young, baseball great Hank Aaron and others received their vaccinations in an effort to highlight the importance of getting vaccinated for Black Americans who might be hesitant to do so. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

Civil rights icons took part in a coronavirus vaccination event at a historically Black medical school in Georgia.

(CNN)Civil rights icons took part in a coronavirus vaccination event at a historically Black medical school in Georgia.

The event was held to encourage Black Americans to be immunized, Atlanta's Morehouse School of Medicine said in a news release.

Former UN Ambassador Andrew Young, civil rights leader Xernona Clayton, Former Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan and baseball legend Hank Aaron all received Covid-19 vaccinations Tuesday.

"Carolyn & I are proud to be among those to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this morning.

"I was proud to get the COVID-19 vaccine earlier today at Morehouse School of Medicine.

The four iconic figures, their spouses, and other civil and human rights leaders, all of whom are over 75 years of age, are part of the designated Class 1A on the vaccination priority list.

They all received the Moderna vaccine, the release said.

The event at Morehouse kicks off a community-based vaccine series that begins Saturday, January 9.

The Morehouse School of Medicine will host drive-thru vaccinations each following Saturday in January from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m for patient-facing health care workers, some first responders, long-term care residents and Georgians 75 years or older.

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