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Rep. Murphy receives COVID-19 vaccine

Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03), incoming vice-chairman of the House Republican Doctors Caucus and a practicing surgeon, took the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, December 18 at 3:15 p.m.

According to a press release from Murphy’s office, this made him “the first North Carolina member of Congress to take the COVID-19 vaccine.”

“As a frontline healthcare worker myself, I took the COVID-19 vaccine today to protect my patients as I provide care to them over the holidays,” Murphy said on Friday. “I have been a strong proponent of the methods used by Operation Warp Speed since its inception earlier this year.

“My 30 years of experience as a surgeon have guided my thinking throughout this process, and I know that it has been a safe one. It’s a great feeling to finally see this miraculous project come to fruition,” Murphy continued. “I encourage everyone to take the vaccine when they get the opportunity to do so. Until then, please continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing when in public.”

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