Flaggs said he will take COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available
Published 4:47 pm Monday, December 21, 2020
Count Mayor George Flaggs Jr. among the public officials saying they will take the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available. Flaggs said he would take it, even though he doesn’t like shots.
“I’ve always said a leader ought to lead by example,” Flaggs said during Monday’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. “If I’m going to ask everybody else to take it I think I should take it.”
Flaggs said he has not taken vaccines except for those that were mandatory, such as smallpox injections, when he was a child.
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“I’ve never taken a flu shot in my life; I don’t like shots. Period,” he said. “But as mayor of this city, if the vaccine is offered to me, I will lead by example and take it.”