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Members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation are getting their first doses of a coronavirus vaccine.

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey and U.S. Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Katherine Clark and James McGovern all said Saturday they had received their first shots of the two-dose Pfizer vaccines authorized for emergency use this month.

“Upon medical advice, I received a coronavirus vaccine this morning,” Clark, who is now the fourth-highest-ranking House Democrat, said in a statement. “A vaccine has been made available to Congress because of the need for continuity of government operations. While I am no more deserving of the vaccine than anyone else, I want to demonstrate that coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective.”

...Pressley, Clark, Markey and Warren are the latest federal lawmakers to publicly announce their vaccinations as some of the top leaders from both parties work to dispel concerns about the shots.


The trio of Bay State lawmakers received their shots in Washington, where legislators remain locked in negotiations over a long-delayed coronavirus relief package as the threat of a government shutdown looms.

“Our work is not over until every American is healthy and protected from this virus and is able to provide for their families,” Clark said.


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