Kay Ivey is one of first Governors to get Covid-19 vaccine

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has become one of the first governors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

She received the first of the two-shot Pfizer vaccine at a Montgomery hospital on Monday, a move aimed at building public confidence in the vaccines.

Two top state health officials also received the vaccination with her.

Ivey said she wants to send a clear message that the vaccine is safe.

Christmas week began in Alabama with health officials issuing new pleas for residents to take precautions in hopes of avoiding a COVID-19 catastrophe.

The illness caused by the new coronavirus already has killed more than 4,380 people across Alabama.

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