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Holly Springs mayor shares experience of receiving first vaccine dose

Posted January 15, 2021 1:06 p.m. EST
Updated January 15, 2021 1:12 p.m. EST

Dick Sears, mayor of Holly Springs, celebrates after he got the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

— The mayor of Holly Springs is encouraging others to make a plan to be vaccinated for COVID-19 after receiving his first dose.

Mayor Dick Sears received the Moderna vaccine Thursday at a UNC Health vaccination site in Chapel Hill.

In a video posted to social media, Sears praised the vaccination process.

"It was easy. It was well-organized, and I’ll tell you what: I would highly recommend everybody to really think through this process because we’ve got to stop COVID-19. This is one way to do it," Sears said.

City leaders say Sears shared his experience hoping to show others that the vaccine is safe and easy to get.

"If I can do it, you can do it. I’m with you," Sears said.

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