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Baseball legend Henry "Hank" Aaron, who passed away early Friday at age 86, rolled up his sleeves to take the first of two doses of the Moderna mRNA vaccine at the Morehouse School of Medicine on Tuesday, January 5th.

At the time, Aaron said he wanted to take the vaccine to send a message to Black Americans that the injections are safe.

"I don't have any qualms about it at all, you know," he told the Associated Press. "I feel quite proud of myself for doing something like this. It's just a small thing that can help zillions of people in this country."

The Baseball Hall of Famer took to Twitter.com to urge other Black people to get the shots:

"I was proud to get the COVID-19 vaccine earlier today at Morehouse School of Medicine. I hope you do the same!"

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Former UN Ambassador Andrew Young and former Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan also got vaccinated at the Morehouse clinic that day.

The three legends acknowledged the mistrust Black people have in the government after the infamous Tuskegee experiment that left Black men untreated for syphilis.

"I've been taking vaccines now for 88 years and I haven't been sick," Young said. "The truth of it is, Black folk have been living by shots, and just because they did something crazy and murderous and evil back in 1931, we're still thinking about that. We've got to get over that."

Swedish officials recommended doctors avoid giving mRNA vaccines to frail people when 33 elderly people died after taking Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines. Another 136 people in Sweden suffered side effects from the vaccines.

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Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron passed away early Friday, Jan. 22. He was 86. The family did not reveal a cause of death.

Born Henry Louis Aaron in Mobile, Alabama, the 25-time All-Star was best known for breaking Babe Ruth's all-time home run record with his 715th home run.

The scene of Aaron being mobbed by fans as he rounded the bases remains an iconic moments in Major League Baseball history.

The original fence and wall where Aaron's 715th home run landed still stands in the same spot in the parking lot of Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia.

Aaron ended his remarkable career with 755 career home runs. His record was surpassed by San Francisco Giants legend Barry Bonds, who was suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs.

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Aaron, pictured with his wife Billye in 2019, still holds several MLB offensive records. The Sporting News ranked Aaron fifth on its "100 Greatest Baseball Players" list.

After retiring from baseball, he served as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves.

In 1982, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Aaron is survived by his wife Billye Suber Williams and six children.