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Check Out 'Today' Co-host Al Roker as He Prepares for His 1st Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccination

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jan 20, 2021
02:30 A.M.
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American weather forecaster and television personality Al Roker shared a photo of himself receiving the newly released COVID-19 vaccination to his Instagram feed.


With the recent spike in the COVID-19 cases, everyone is undoubtedly looking for several ways to keep themselves out of the danger zone, be it with face masks, healthier hygiene, and social distancing.

There are, however, those who have opted for the safer and most reliable option — the newly released vaccines. Famous weather forecaster and journalist Al Roker falls under this category of people.

A photo of Al Roker on "Today" on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


With a recent post on his Instagram feed, the 66-year-old kept his fans and followers up to date on his big daring decision. It was a photo of him getting ready at the hospital as he posed by the vaccination pod.

He was clad in a simple deep blue shirt, black trousers, and a matching tie. He paired the look with a brown pair of shoes that matched his belt and finished with a black face mask.


The second post was a video of Roker receiving the vaccination behind a curtain. He was seated in a chair while a nurse quickly administered the treatment to him with an injection.

When she was done, the TV personality was baffled at how straightforward it was and even joked that the nurse was a professional. The whole scene was aired live on the "Today Show," and he immediately got down to business answering questions.

Willie Nelson and his wife, Annie, jointly enlisted to receive their vaccinations from Family Hospital Systems in Texas.


Since Roker suffered a health crisis last year, it is no surprise that he is taking all measures to keep himself healthy and kicking. In November, he shockingly revealed that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would have to undergo surgery to have it removed.

He further added that it was a good news-bad news kind of situation as even though they caught it early, it was still a little aggressive. He then finalized that he would take some time off to take care of it.


Two weeks after undergoing the five-hour surgery, Roker returned to his work on set and thanked his friends and family for all the love and support he received during the trying time.

Now roughly two months later, Roker has boosted his quality of life with the vaccination. It goes without notice that he is not the only celebrity to receive the treatment, which was released late last year.


88-year-old singer Loretta Lynn and her daughter Peggy recently joined the bandwagon. Willie Nelson and his wife, Annie, were enlisted to receive their vaccinations from Family Hospital Systems in Texas.

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also made the list along with actor Steve Martin, Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench, and even the renowned Martha Stewart. With everyone looking for safe answers during such a bleak time for the world, the vaccines might be the only ray of hope.


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