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New York's Lt. Governor receives COVID-19 vaccine

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New York's Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul received a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at Catholic Health in Buffalo on Friday. (March 12)

Video Transcript

KATHY HOCHUL: Now we have available to us three extraordinary vaccines. And I'm aware that in certain communities, there's been a hesitation about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. People are talking about this on social media. People are spreading rumors, lies.

And I'm here to tell you that I have 100% confidence in the safety and the effectiveness of every one of the three vaccines that are available. I believe this to the extent that I'm here today to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to demonstrate my confidence and my belief that this is safe, and I encourage everyone to take whichever vaccine becomes available to you first.

- And just relax your arm right down. Try and relax as much as you can. Ready?

KATHY HOCHUL: Mm-hmm. Let me know when you're going to start.

- All right.

KATHY HOCHUL: You're done?

- You're all set.

KATHY HOCHUL: That wasn't bad.

- Do you want a Band-Aid?

- Yes, ma'am.