"Easy decision" McConnell gets his COVID booster shot

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Monday that he has received his COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, calling it an "easy decision."

What he's saying: "Mountains of evidence tell us these shots are safe and effective. I continue to encourage all Americans to speak with their doctors and get vaccinated," McConnell tweeted.

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The big picture: McConnell, who has been a staunch advocate for vaccines throughout the coronavirus pandemic, said he had followed the advice of experts and his doctors.

  • President Biden received his own COVID-19 booster shot live on camera earlier on Monday, and urged Americans to get vaccinated.

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