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Hillary Clinton urges people to get vaccinated and boosted while announcing that she has tested positive for COVID-19

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In a tweet announcing that she has tested positive for COVID-19, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged people to get vaccinated and boosted.

She noted that she is experiencing mild symptoms and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, has tested negative for the illness.

"Well, I've tested positive for COVID. I've got some mild cold symptoms but am feeling fine. I'm more grateful than ever for the protection vaccines can provide against serious illness. Please get vaccinated and boosted if you haven't already!" she tweeted. "Bill tested negative and is feeling fine. He's quarantining until our household is fully in the clear. Movie recommendations appreciated!"

"Who sponsored this tweet - Pfizer or Moderna?" someone tweeted in response to Clinton's post.

Clinton, a Democrat who lost the 2016 presidential election to Republican Donald Trump, has joined the swelling ranks of public figures to announce positive COVID-19 tests.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also announced a positive test on Tuesday. "Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms," Psaki said in a statement. She had previously tested positive for the illness in October 2021.

Earlier this month, former President Barack Obama, who noted that he had been vaccinated and boosted, announced that he had tested positive — and like Clinton, he also urged people to get the vaccine jabs.

"I just tested positive for COVID. I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise. Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and she has tested negative. It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down," Obama tweeted.

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