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'Young & the Restless' Star Eric Braeden Gets His COVID-19 Vaccine & Shares Encouraging Message

Laura Beatham
Feb 14, 2021
06:20 P.M.
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"Young & The Restless" actor Eric Braeden shared that he got his COVID-19 vaccine with a photo on Instagram.

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The "Young & The Restless" actor, Eric Braeden, shared that he got his COVID-19 vaccine and encouraged others to get vaccinated with a photo on Instagram.

Braeden received the first dose of the vaccine in January and will have to go for the second dose to make the vaccine as effective as possible.

Eric Braeden pictured at the Premiere Of STX Films' "Den Of Thieves" held at Regal LA Live Stadium 14, 2018, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Eric Braeden pictured at the Premiere Of STX Films' "Den Of Thieves" held at Regal LA Live Stadium 14, 2018, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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He shared a photo of himself, masked-up, outside of the hospital where he received the vaccine. He is holding his vaccine card as proof he had received it.

The "Young & The Restless" star wrote in the caption that he got his vaccine, and so others should try and get the vaccine if they could. He captioned the photo:

"I got mine, try to get yours! ??"

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He shared the same announcement on Twitter. One fan commented that the TV actor must know someone to have been able to receive it so quickly.

Braeden responded and shared that he did not know anyone and had decided to take a chance and wait in line at the hospital. He shared that he had almost walked away because the line was so long.

He also released masks that encouraged people to vote during the American elections.

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Luckily, he stuck it out and received it. Some California counties allow people who are 75 and older to receive the vaccine, so Braeden, who is 79, legally qualified to receive it.

The star has been doing his part to spread awareness and encourage fans to wear masks to decrease the spread of the virus. He launched his own line of masks with his YTR character on it. The masks read:

“Wear the damn mask! You got that?”

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He also released masks that encouraged people to vote during the American elections. He released holiday-themed masks too. They all have his iconic character, Victor Newman, on them.

Braeden has played Victor on the soap opera for over 40 years. However, there was a time when he almost left the show. He shared the details in 2009 in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

He had almost left the showing following negotiations with Sony. Producers wanted to cut his paycheck, and so Braeden decided to leave.

Luckily he did not leave the iconic show or his role as Victor. On February 9, 2021, he celebrated 41 years on the show with a bottle of tequila from Justin Hartley.

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