CNN’s Gupta receives first dose of coronavirus vaccine live on-air


CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta received the coronavirus vaccine live on-air Friday morning alongside his medical colleague Valerie Montgomery Rice.

Gupta sat before cameras at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta to get his first dose of the vaccine on CNN’s “New Day” morning show.

“I really feel good about today,” Gupta said as a doctor prepped him for the shot. “You know it really does strike me that it’s such an amazing scientific feat, and yet it’s such a mundane act.”

After receiving the shot Gupta thanked the doctor.

“Do you get thanked a lot for jabbing somebody?” he said with a laugh.

Both Gupta and Montgomery Rice will have to return to get their second doses of the vaccine in a few weeks.

Gupta’s vaccination came about an hour before Vice President Pence publicly received his own vaccine in an attempt to inspire confidence in the public to get the vaccine.

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