Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccine


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea rolled up his sleeve to get a second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday.

Lea has encouraged people to take the vaccine in order to avoid spreading the virus to the elderly and other people who have preexisting conditions.

The mayor received his first dose of the vaccine in January and hopes that by taking the second dose, he can relieve some of the worries neighbors have shared with him.

“I want to recognize that this is something that will help us and our community to make sure we’re safe from this virus,” Lea said, “and I want to encourage people to do all they can to make sure their families are vaccinated. That’s so important.”

According to Lea, Roanoke city officials are holding meetings to figure out how to make the vaccine more accessible to the community.

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