Florida AG Ashley Moody tests positive for COVID-19, despite vaccine

Tweet from Attorney General Ashley Moody on positive COVID-19

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody says, despite being vaccinated, she has tested positive for COVID-19

In a tweet Wednesday evening, Moody said she got the positive test result earlier in the day. She said she got her vaccine earlier this year. 

Moody said she was experiencing mild symptoms and her family "is in good health."

"As I continue to self-quarantine, I want to encourage Floridians to be vigilant about their health," her tweet said.

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