BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who is President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine this week, the mayor’s office told WBZ-TV.
A spokesperson for Walsh said they were unable to offer further details. Walsh attended Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, and is scheduled to give a coronavirus update in Boston Friday morning. His office said he was tested for the virus before leaving the state and again once he returned.READ MORE: Hardwick Health Agent Says 'It's Impossible' To Convince Residents To Get COVID Vaccine
Fellow Biden cabinet nominee Gina Raimondo, the governor of Rhode Island, also received her first dose of the vaccine this week. Biden’s pick for Secretary of Commerce received the vaccine as part of a federal effort to vaccinate cabinet nominees and those in the presidential line of succession, her spokesperson said.READ MORE: Tree Falls On House In Hyde Park During Strong Storm
As of Thursday, Massachusetts had distributed nearly 360,000 coronavirus vaccine doses.MORE NEWS: 7-Month-Old With Rare Genetic Condition Sent Home From Hospital For The First Time Since Being Born
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