Jesse Jackson and his wife Jacqueline have been admitted to the hospital with COVID-19.
According to a statement released Sunday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife Jacqueline have been hospitalized in Chicago after testing positive for COVID-19.
The 79-year-old political activist and minister contracted the virus despite having been inoculated in January as part of a marketing campaign encouraging black people to obtain the vaccine.
Jackson, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, underwent gallbladder surgery a month after receiving the vaccine.
He and his 77-year-old wife are being treated at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
According to a Rainbow PUSH Coalition statement approved by the couple's son, Jonathan Jackson, "doctors are now monitoring both."
“At this moment, there are no more updates,” the message stated. “As information becomes available, we will offer updates.”
“Anyone who has been in close proximity to any of them for the last five or six days should follow CDC recommendations.”