Murphy Takes COVID-19 Vaccine

December 18, 2020
Press Release
First Member of Congress from North Carolina Delegation to Do So

Washington, D.C. – Incoming Vice-Chairman of the House Republican Doctors Caucus and practicing surgeon Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) took the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 3:15pm, making him the first North Carolina member of Congress to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

“As a frontline healthcare worker myself, I took the COVID-19 vaccine today to protect my patients as I provide care to them over the holidays,” said Murphy. “I have been a strong proponent of the methods used by Operation Warp Speed since its inception earlier this year. My 30 years of experience as a surgeon have guided my thinking throughout this process, and I know that it has been a safe one. It’s a great feeling to finally see this miraculous project come to fruition. I encourage everyone to take the vaccine when they get the opportunity to do so. Until then, please continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing when in public.”

A shareable photo of Murphy receiving the vaccine can be found here.