Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist, received the first shot of a Covid vaccine this week, according to a post uploaded to his Twitter account.
“One of the benefits of being 65 is that I’m eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine,” he wrote. He went on to thank scientists, regulators, participants and healthcare workers for their work.
The Microsoft founder has been outspoken throughout the pandemic in support of a vaccine. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation committed more than $400 million to the global response to Covid, which aimed to accelerate vaccine completion and provide equitable global distribution of tests, life-saving drugs and vaccines.