Joe Biden to get Pfizer vaccine on Monday: Official

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Screen grab from Joe Biden's video
Screen grab from Joe Biden's video

Washington : President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden will be administered their first dose of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on Monday, said a transition official.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband will be given the dose in the following week.

Joe Biden has said that he would take the shot as soon as was appropriate and he would do so in public to raise awareness that the medicine is safe.

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, were vaccinated earlier Friday, as was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Government officials are among the first to get the shots as part of longstanding plans to protect continuity of government.

While the vaccine is much of a relief against coronavirus, many Americans are still not in favour of the idea to get vaccinated.

President Donald Trump has said he will take the vaccine, but hasn’t said when. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday declined to set a timeline, or to commit to him getting it while still in office.