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President McRobbie, Vice President Emeritus Nelms receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

IU President Michael McRobbie and Vice President Emeritus Charlie Nelms received the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Saturday at IU Health Bloomington, according to a press release.

McRobbie said he is confident that IU will help make vaccines available to anyone who wants them. IU announced a plan Friday to open a vaccination site on the Bloomington campus.

"We at IU will continue to do all we can to help ensure the vaccine gets into the arms of members of the IU community, as well as all Hoosiers,” McRobbie said in a press release.

Related: [IU-Bloomington finalizing plans to be COVID-19 vaccine distribution site]

McRobbie, 70, and Nelms, 75, were eligible to be vaccinated after the Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday residents over the age of 70 are able to be vaccinated in Indiana.

"The distribution of vaccines is extremely exciting news,” McRobbie said. “There is growing optimism that we are nearing a point when the majority of Americans will be able to receive one of the COVID-19 vaccines.”

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