Dan Rather, 89, Proudly Posts a Photo of Himself Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dan Rather appeared rather happy as he took to his Twitter page on Tuesday to post a selfie of him receiving the Covid 19 vaccine. In his post, Rathers thanked healthcare workers and science.

Dan Rathers posted the selfie to his Twitter followers. They expressed his gratitude to frontline workers and science as he remembered the polio vaccine's advent that wiped out polio in the USA.

In the picture, Rather posed with the healthcare worker that assisted him. Rather joins a growing list of celebrities who are sharing their vaccination selfies as the Covis 19 vaccine program rolls out in various states.

Dan Rather poses for The Newsmen: Changing Dynamics of Media, Tech, and Journalism panel on September 30, 2014 in New York City. Source: Getty Images

Dan Rather poses for The Newsmen: Changing Dynamics of Media, Tech, and Journalism panel on September 30, 2014 in New York City. Source: Getty Images

With some emotion, Rather called the vaccine a godsend. Dr. Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine in 1955. According to the CDC, Salk's contribution to science led to eradicating polio in the USA by 1979.

While the vaccine eligibility varies from state to state, most states began rolling out the program to the elderly and frontline healthcare workers. The 89-year-old journalist took the opportunity to get the jab and said:

“I got the vaccine today. Thank you science. Thank you to all who have been working on the front lines.”

In the picture, it appeared that Rather was not alone in receiving the jab. Staying careful, Rathers and the healthcare worker still wore their masks, and hand sanitizer bottles were spotted in the image.

Fans of the journalist quickly flocked to his Twitter replies, with many seeming to be interested in the vaccine. Fans posed a series of questions ranging from side effects to where they can get the vaccine.

Rather’s story is being dramatized for the big screen in the film “Truth.” 

Rather joins a growing list of celebrities that are getting the vaccine and posting their vaccine day snaps. Most of the celebrities are elderly and have been signing up and waiting in line for their turn to receive the vaccine. 

From Martha Stewart to Steve Martin, celebrities have been doing their part to spread awareness about the vaccine in the face of rising Covid-19 cases. Steve Martin, as always, added some much-needed humor saying:

“Good news: I just got vaccinated! Bad news: I got it because I’m 75. Ha!”

Rather is no stranger to lending his voice to important causes. The journalist worked for CBS News for 44 years, where he was a reporter and anchor. Back in 2015, the journalist made headlines for revisiting his epic lawsuit against his employers.

Towards the end of his tenure at CBS, Rather was handed a diminished role before leaving the network for good after an investigation into a story he presented on then-president George W. Bush was deemed inaccurate.

Rather’s story is being dramatized for the big screen in the film “Truth,”  starring Robert Redford as the legendary journalist and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes Rather’s loyal producer at the time.

CBS has since called the film inaccurate and does not stand by the story it tells from Rather’s perspective. Rather, however, despite the split, still revers the time he spent at CBS’ newsdesk.

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