Biden will receive the first dose of the vaccine from Pfizer next Monday

(CNN) – US President-elect Joe Biden and upcoming first lady Jill Biden will receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Delaware on Monday, transitional spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters in a conference call on Friday.

The transition team had no details on where exactly the vaccination would take place.

Psaki said elected Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, would receive their vaccinations the following week.

The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses administered several weeks apart to achieve 95% efficacy.

Psaki said Biden and Harris were faltering the vaccine on the recommendation of medical experts. The reason could be that if Biden and Harris experienced the expected side effects, such as a headache or fever, the two wouldn’t experience them on the same day.

Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper earlier this month that he would be “happy” to get a coronavirus vaccine as soon as Dr. injection in a public place to show your confidence in her. Harris also said in the interview that he would receive the vaccine.

Fauci told ABC’s “Good Morning America” ​​this week that his “strong recommendation” would be that Biden and Harris be vaccinated “as soon as possible.” He also recommended that President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence get the vaccine.

Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence, and Jerome Adams, US Chief Health Officer, received the vaccine at a camera event Friday morning. The Trump administration said the fact that Pence would get the vaccine in public was part of the government’s effort to build public confidence in the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

Trump has not yet received the vaccine and will not receive one until recommended by the White House medical team, a White House official told CNN earlier this week. The president is still reaping the benefits of the monoclonal antibody cocktail he was given after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this year, the official said, but he will likely get his injection once it’s over for a while. to get the vaccine.

The announcement by Biden’s team comes after the first doses of Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine were injected into health workers last Monday. The vaccine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use a week earlier, and the first doses were delivered to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

As part of the president-elect’s plan to combat the virus, Biden has said his government is aiming to distribute 100 million vaccines, which is enough to cover 50 million people in his first 100 days in office.

The number of coronavirus cases is on the rise across the country, and more than 311,000 Americans had died Friday afternoon.

Vaccine advisers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended that health professionals and residents of long-term care facilities be the first to be vaccinated. It will likely take months for the vaccine to be widely available to the rest of the population.

CNN’s Maggie Fox contributed to this report.