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SC governor, first lady receive COVID-19 vaccines

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster receives the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a CVS...
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster receives the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a CVS Pharmacy in Columbia Monday. First lady Peggy McMaster, left, also received the vaccine.(SC Gov. Henry McMaster via Twitter)
Updated: Apr. 19, 2021 at 11:44 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and his wife received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccine Monday.

Henry and Peggy McMaster received the first of their two Pfizer vaccines at a CVS Pharmacy in Columbia, according to a post on the governor’s Twitter feed.

“To those who want a shot, get a shot,” the post states.

The couple both tested positive for COVID-19 in December.

Peggy McMaster remained asymptomatic, but the governor experienced “mild symptoms with a cough and slight fatigue,” according to spokesman Brian Symmes. He received monoclonal antibody treatment days after testing positive.

The McMasters tested negative prior to attending a White House Christmas event in December and on Dec. 10 prior to meeting with then-Vice President Mike Pence.

The state’s first lady learned on Dec. 18 she tested positive and the governor learned of his positive test result on Dec. 22.

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