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Memphis legend Al Green gets 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose, says everyone should get one

R&B legend Reverend Al Green got his second COVID-19 vaccine dose Thursday.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 4/1/2021 - R&B legend Reverend Al Green got his second COVID-19 vaccine dose Thursday.

The 74-year-old got his first shot at St. Francis hospital in east Memphis nearly 3 weeks ago.

Green is best known for his songs "Let's Stay Together" and "Love and Happiness." Currently, he's the pastor at Full Gospel Tabernacle in Whitehaven.

Green said he believes everyone should get vaccinated if they haven't already, especially those in the African American community.

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3/5/2021 - A Memphis celebrity is "tired of being alone" and decided to step up and get his COVID-19 vaccine to stop the spread.

Now, Al Green is feeling "love and happiness."

Green received his first dose at St. Francis Hospital in east Memphis Thursday.

The 74-year-old singer, best known for his hits in the early 1970s, Is now pastor at Full Gospel Tabernacle in Whitehaven.

Green is a strong advocate of everyone getting vaccinated when they can, especially members of the African American community.

COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without us getting the illness. Different types of vaccines work in different ways to offer protection, but with all types of vaccines, the body is left with a supply of white cells (our infection fighting cells) that will remember how to fight that virus in the future.