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This past weekend, Tyler Perry arranged a vaccination site that he offered to his staff, crew, and their loved ones at his Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, GA.


Perry teamed up with Grady Hospital to make the site possible, according to one of his representatives. He called the event "successful" in a clip from PEOPLE, continuing, "I've seen a lot of vaccine hesitancy out there and I'm glad that at least 55 percent of my crew agreed to get it."

The star has been explicit about his trust in the vaccine since he received his dose on TV in January. "It's my hope that people will get out and get the vaccine and know that I have it, other members of my staff have it, we've had no issues, no problems," he continued. "That's my hope."

Over 250 doses of the Pfizer vaccine were administered in one day at the site.

Perry is Pro-Vaccine


Perry has consistently used his platform and voice to emphasize the importance of the vaccine. "Here's what you don't understand: the problem with this COVID-19 virus is you never know how it's going to affect you," he said in a statement. "I've had people die that I know, people who have had long-term health issues that I know. So you're making the choice of getting the vaccine ... and reducing your chances of ending up in the ICU by 100 percent."

Perry covered the costs needed to make the site happen, while Grady Hospital of Atlanta, GA administered the vaccines.

The site will re-open in time for patrons to get their second doses of the vaccine.

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