Biden to get Pfizer vaccine shot on Monday, Harris may get the week after: Official

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President-elect Joe Biden and his spouse, Jill Biden, will get their first dose of coronavirus vaccine on Monday, a transition official mentioned.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will get their first pictures the following week.

Biden has mentioned he would take the vaccine as quickly as was applicable and that he would achieve this in public to increase belief and consciousness.

Vice President Mike Pence and his spouse, Karen, have been vaccinated earlier Friday, as was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Government officers are amongst the first to get the pictures as a part of longstanding plans to shield continuity of presidency.

Recent polls have proven that confidence in the vaccine is rising however that many Americans nonetheless harbor doubts.

President Donald Trump has mentioned he’ll take the vaccine, however hasn’t mentioned when. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday declined to set a timeline, or to commit to him getting it whereas nonetheless in workplace.

On Thursday, the transition introduced that Representative Cedric Richmond, who has been named one in all Biden’s White House aides, has examined optimistic for coronavirus, turning into the first recognized an infection amongst the president-elect’s senior advisers.

Biden was examined after Richmond’s an infection was recognized, and the president-electe examined unfavorable for Covid-19 on Thursday. The transition workforce mentioned Biden didn’t have “close contact” as outlined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control after they appeared collectively at a marketing campaign occasion Tuesday in Georgia, Biden spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield mentioned in an announcement.

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