JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves received his COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday morning.
“Getting the vaccine is not just about myself, but my mom, my dad and my grandma,” he said.
Joined by State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Reeves was given the shot. He says it’s important that in his role as governor, he show others that he is willing to take it.
“We’ve heard, ‘If the governor won’t take it, I’m not going to take it,’ and the reality is, it’s time,” he said.
Dobbs thanked Reeves for stepping up to get the vaccine.
“I’ve been trying to get him vaccinated ever since we had it,” Dobbs said. “As the leader of our state’s response, certainly we can’t have him go down.”