Vice president Pence receives vaccine against coronavirus: ‘I felt nothing’

(CNN) –First, Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence, and Chief Health Officer Jerome Adams were asked a series of questions, including whether they were taking blood thinners, whether they were on immunosuppressants or taking immunosuppressants, and whether they were pregnant or breastfeeding. Everyone said no.

Dr. Adams rolled up his sleeves and got the first injection at 8:02:57. Second Lady Karen Pence was next. He got his vaccination at 8:03:29 AM.

Vice President Mike Pence was the last. He rolled up his sleeves and got the vaccine at 8:04:03. “Well done,” he said.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump tweeted about “Russia’s hoax”.

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They were all told they would receive a “vaccination report” confirming they had received the injection, return it for a second dose, and also be warned that they may have arm pain.

Pence put on his coat and spoke from a stage, where he commented. He thanked his wife, Dr. Fauci, and the members of the task force, as well as Walter Reed’s medical staff.

“I didn’t feel anything. Well done and we appreciate your service to the country,” he said.

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He called this week “historic” and said he and his wife were happy to come forward to take the “safe and effective coronavirus vaccine we have been producing for the American people,” marking the efforts of Operation Warp Speed. praised. .

He called it “the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic,” as he told the country’s governors earlier this week, adding that amid an increase in cases, “we still have a long way to go. “.

“Surveillance and vaccination are our path, and building confidence in the vaccine is what brings us here this morning,” he said.

Pence continued to praise the government’s response to the pandemic.