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Health & Fit Watch Al Roker get the COVID-19 vaccine live on-air

09:40  20 january  2021
09:40  20 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Al Roker qualified to receive the vaccine in New York because he's over the age of 65, and he was lucky enough to book an appointment online. TODAY weatherman Al Roker received the first dose of the Pfizer COVID - 19 vaccine live on TODAY Tuesday, after lucking into an appointment through

Today show weatherman Al Roker has received the first dose of the Covid - 19 vaccine live on - air . As part of Today’s continuing series “ Vaccinating America”, Roker pulled up his sleeve Tuesday and received the Pfizer coronavirus vaccination , administered by NYC’s Lenox Hill Hospital nurse Jessica

TODAY weatherman Al Roker received the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine live on TODAY Tuesday, after lucking into an appointment through New York's busy online booking system.

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Roker qualified to get the vaccine in New York because he's over 65 years old.

On Tuesday's show, he explained that he kept logging into the New York State Department of Health website over the weekend, and he finally snagged an appointment at Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital.

Lenox Hill made 300 available on Sunday morning, and they were all claimed within 10 minutes.

"I kept hitting refresh, refresh, refresh on the browser and finally got in. ... Luck of the draw," he said.

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As our Vaccinating America series continues, he shares tips on how to schedule an appointment as he did and talks with Dr. Daniel Baker, and receives the vaccine live Because of his age, TODAY’s Al Roker qualifies for COVID - 19 vaccination . As our Vaccinating America series continues, he shares

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Before getting an injection of the Pfizer dose from nurse Jessica Callard, Al asked Lenox Hill medical director Dr. Daniel Baker whether the vaccine was safe.

"The clinical trials really showed its efficacy. We've seen hundreds of thousands of doses since and everybody's doing rather quite well," Baker said.

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Baker also stressed that even after someone has received the second dose of the vaccine, they should continue to wear a mask. (Both Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines, the only two authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug administration, require two doses, 21 and 28 days apart respectively.)

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"That's actually a key component of keeping us all safe," Baker said. It will be a long time before enough people are vaccinated that the public can relax mask-wearing protocols, he added.

Baker also said it was unclear whether someone who's been vaccinated can spread the virus without showing symptoms, but he's "hopeful" that it's not the case.

"As with most diseases, when you get some immunity, we're hoping you wouldn't then be able to then transmit it," he explained. "We'll have a little bit more information coming."

Baker also stressed that people should not rely on achieving herd immunity from the virus.

"Herd immunity really comes at about 85-90%, and the only way to get there is if everybody goes for the vaccine," he said. "We're going to get that 10-15% by people who couldn't get it because of a medical illness or something along those lines, so we all have to do our part."

When Al asked what he side effects he should expect, Baker said he'll likely have soreness in his arm, similar to a flu shot, but that he'll be "up and on the TODAY show tomorrow morning no problem."

Callard administered the vaccine with a quick jab to Al's deltoid in his upper arm.

One TODAY co-host wondered if that was the best place for it.

"I was going to ask you to ask the doctor if the shot is more effective in the rear end?" Carson Daly asked.

"That answer is no," Baker replied.

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