Morehouse School Of Medicine President Discusses Her Support Of COVID-19 Vaccines
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) has released a statement following the death of Baseball Hall of Famer Henry “Hank” Aaron.
The Atlanta Braves icon died Friday morning. Just a few weeks earlier, Aaron and several civil rights leaders received the COVID-19 vaccine at the medical school.
In a written statement, MSM says its medical school community is deeply saddened by Aaron’s passing, sending condolences to his family, and explained that his death was not related to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
See statement below:
“Hank” Aaron was a strong supporter of Morehouse School of Medicine. Our clinical team was honored to administer the Moderna Covid19 vaccine to Mr. Aaron and wife Billye Suber Aaron — along with more than 20 civil and human rights leaders — on Jan. 5, 2021. Each recipient was over the age of 75 and therefore part of Class 1A.
Mr. Aaron was a public health advocate and worked with us to help bridge the health equity gap in Atlanta and around the world. His passing was not related to the vaccine, nor did he experience any side effects from the immunization. He passed away peacefully in his sleep.”
In a previously recorded conversation that aired during Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Valerie Montgomery Rice, president of Morehouse School of Medicine, talked with host Rose Scott about several coronavirus-related topics, including the medical school’s decision to administer COVID-19 vaccines and the Black Coalition Against COVID-19’s love letter.
- Valerie Montgomery Rice, president of Morehouse School of Medicine
To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.