'It was pure happenstance': Bucks SVP Alex Lasry receives COVID-19 vaccine

Election-2020 Wisconsin
Posted at 10:32 AM, Jan 29, 2021

Milwaukee Bucks Senior Vice President Alex Lasry announced on Twitter Friday that he received the COVID-19 vaccine, despite not being in the groups currently up for vaccination.

Lasry, 33, posted a photo to Twitter, saying his wife received a call from a relative in a facility that had "extra doses that were going to go to waste if not used right away."

Lasry received the vaccination at Chai Point Senior Living on Milwaukee's east side, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Currently, in Wisconsin, front line health care workers, residents in skilled nursing or long-term care facilities, police and fire personnel, and anyone 65 and older are eligible to be vaccinated. State data shows more than 432,000 vaccinations have been administered in Wisconsin as of Thursday.

Some health departments have said some people could be receiving the vaccine ahead of others because health care workers don't want to waste any doses.

"It was pure happenstance, but I’m incredibly thankful," tweeted Lasry. "As the rollout continues, if available, please don’t let any vaccines go to waste! Get vaccinated!"

Lasry has also been considering a potential U.S. Senate Run in 2022. Lasry is no stranger to politics, but he has never run for office. He played a key role in helping Milwaukee land the Democratic National Convention in 2020. The New York native also worked in the Obama Administration.

Republican Senator Ron Johnson has not decided if he will run again in 2022.

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