Cramer takes Covid vaccine and urges Individuals to enroll in a shot

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday urged Americans to get the coronavirus vaccine soon after receiving a shot of his own.

“Today is a great day! I encourage all of you who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine,” wrote the Mad Money host on Twitter.

“One of the biggest things about a 65th birthday is the chance to get vaccinated,” added Cramer in his tweet. It was an indication of the recent change in New York policy to extend vaccine eligibility to those 65 years of age and older, as well as to younger people with compromised immune systems.

“Even if it looks like there are no more appointments, don’t be discouraged. Keep updating this page and you can make an appointment too!” wrote Cramer, who throughout the pandemic has stressed the importance of vaccines in limiting the harm caused by Covid-19.

New York announced its decision to expand the funding pool on Tuesday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reissued. The move came when the launch of the U.S. vaccine was criticized for being unconvincing, in part because some Americans were reluctant to get the shot.

“I think that’s great, because one thing is certain: we have a lot more vaccines than people who take the vaccine,” said Cramer on Tuesday on Squawk on the Street.

By Wednesday morning, around 10.3 million Americans had received their first shot of the two-dose vaccine, according to the CDC. About 29.4 million cans were distributed. The Trump administration originally hoped to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2020.

Cramer said in another tweet on Wednesday that he received the vaccine developed by Moderna, which is one of two that has received emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The other vaccine is made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.

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