ICYMI: Vice President Mike Pence became the highest-ranking US official to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday in a live-television event aimed at reassuring Americans the shot is safe.
"I spoke with Pfizer", he said. "Well done", Pence said.
But Trump, who survived a clash with COVID-19 a few weeks before losing the November 3 election to Biden, has yet to announce his plans for getting a shot.
Yep, he's still trying to take credit for the vaccine.
The vaccine was rolled out to the public in United States on December 14, when a critical care nurse in NY became the first American to get a shot.
In remarks following his injection, Pence said he chose to take the vaccine in a public event to improve public confidence. The average vaccine, I'm told by our experts, usually takes between eight and 12 years to develop, and then manufacture and distribute. "It is a miracle indeed", he said.
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'Karen and I wanted to step forward and take this vaccine to assure the American people that while we cut red tape, we cut no corners, ' he said.
The Centres for Disease Control must also sign off on adding the immunization to the national adult vaccine schedule.
Pence is the first high-ranking United States official to get the vaccine.
Some government officials have already been inoculated: Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller received his vaccine Monday afternoon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
The Pfizer vaccine is composed of a two-dose regimen.
Yesterday, the FDA advisory panel recommended approval of the Moderna vaccine. "And when it is approved, we expect later today, we'll be in a position to ship 5.9 million doses of vaccines all across the country next week", he said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, meanwhile, was among the first members of Congress to receive the vaccine. "The way through this challenging time is vigilance and a vaccine", he said, calling on Americans to "continue to do your part" with mitigation strategies.