Kamala Harris will obtain her first dose of Covid-19 vaccine tomorrow
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff will receive their first round of the Covid-19 vaccine tomorrow. Harris will receive the vaccine live on camera from Washington, DC, a transition officer said.
Harris’ vaccination comes a week after President-elect Joe Biden receives the first round of vaccine. Jennifer Psaki, a spokeswoman for the transition, said Biden and Harris staggered their shots on the advice of medical experts: if either of them had any side effects, they wouldn’t experience them on the same day. Harris will likely use the television appearance as an opportunity to keep Americans safe with the vaccine and ensure they get their footage as soon as it becomes available to them.
2,127,143 Americans received their first round of Covid-19 vaccine as the world launches the largest vaccination campaign in history, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Covid-19 data tracker.
President Donald Trump has not yet received a vaccination. White House officials said he is still discussing timing with his doctors.
“When the time is right, he will certainly continue to be ready to accept it,” said White House spokesman Brian Morgenstern on Friday. “It’s just something we’re working on.”
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the president wants to show that the nation is prioritizing the most vulnerable members of the population first.
“The president wants to send a parallel message where our long-term care residents and our frontline workers are paramount, and he wants to set an example in that regard,” she said.
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