Mar 5, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Supreme Court justices receive coronavirus vaccines

Chief Justice John Roberts in front of Supreme Court justices in Congress on Jan. 20.
Chief Justice John Roberts in front of Supreme Court justices in Congress on Jan. 20. Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

All nine Supreme Court justices have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Kathy Arberg, a spokesperson for the court, told CNN Friday.

Why it matters: Six of the justices are at least 60 years old. People that age and older face heightened risk of developing severe illness from the virus, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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