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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Tweets After Receiving First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and appealed to people to get vaccinated as soon as they can while stressing that nations must ensure the vaccine is available to everyone, everywhere.

Guterres, 71, received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine at a New York City public school Thursday. Guterres gestured to make a victory sign as he was administered the shot.

In a tweet, he said, I was fortunate and grateful to get the first dose of my #Covid19 vaccine today. We must get to work to make sure the vaccine is available to everyone, everywhere. With this pandemic, none of us is safe until all of us are safe.

My appeal is for all to take profit of the opportunities that exist and be vaccinated as soon as they can, he said, adding that it is important for everybody, everywhere to be vaccinated.

The NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs said in a tweet that as a New Yorker who is over 65 years of age, the UN Secretary-General received his Covid-19 vaccine.

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