Former Milwaukee Braves superstar Hank Aaron receives COVID-19 vaccination

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- "It's just a small thing that can help zillions of people."

Behind the mask, Milwaukee baseball fans may recognize Hank Aaron, the former Milwaukee Braves superstar and home run king. 

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, in Atlanta, "Hammerin' Hank" and several others rolled up their sleeves for a COVID-19 vaccine.

They hope to send a message to African Americans that the shots are safe.

In one month, Hank Aaron will celebrate his 87th birthday.

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