The Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, received the Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine at an event broadcast live on television cameras as part of the country’s effort to build public confidence in the safety and efficacy of the inoculant.
Karen Pence, wife of the vice president, and Jerome Adams, US chief of public health, also received the vaccine, which has been approved for emergency use and is already distributed nationwide.
Each was told they had one “Vaccination record” as proof that they had been immunized, and were reminded to do so come back in three weeks for a second injection. In addition, they were warned that they could develop arm pain.
“I didn’t feel anything. Good job and we appreciate your service to the country”Pence said to those who administered the vaccine.
The American people can rely on it: we have one, and maybe within hours, two safe vaccines against the coronavirus“, He added.
“We all have a role to play. The way in this troubled time is surveillance and a vaccine, ”the vice president said He urged Americans to “keep doing their part” with strategies to stop the spread of the virus.
Members of the US Government’s Coronavirus Pandemic Task Force, Anthony Fauci and Robert Redfield, sat in the front row to witness the moment when the staff of the Walter Reed National Medical Center administered the vaccine. For his part, US President Donald Trump did not attend the event, which took place at the White House.
The elected president, Joe Biden, and its future vice president, Kamala Harris, they will also get the vaccine in public, transition officials told the chain CNN. Biden is likely to be vaccinated next week, while the timing of Harris’s vaccination is still unknown.
Trump will not be vaccinated against the coronavirus until the recommendation of his medical team at the White Housea government official told CNN because the president still has the monoclonal antibodies obtained after contracting COVID-19 disease last October. However, Fauci, the country’s foremost infectious disease expert, said earlier this week that President Trump should get the vaccine from Pfizer.
“Even though the president was infected and likely has protective antibodies, we are not sure how long that protection will last,” said the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director of the Good Morning America program. the network. ABC.
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