Biden gets vaccinated for COVID-19, tells people to follow suit
Dec 23 2020
Pfizer's second shipment of vaccine arrived in the state Monday, and contains 12,657 doses, which will be used to continue vaccinating health care workers on the front lines.
BioNTech and USA drugmaker Pfizer will supply 12.5 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to the European Union by the end of the year, the German company said on Tuesday.
"I'm doing this to demonstrate that people should be prepared when it's available to take the vaccine", he told reporters.
Biden is one of the first high-ranking U.S. officials to have publicly received a COVID-19 vaccine after the sitting vice president, Mike Pence, got his first dose on Friday.
Scientists have said there is no evidence that vaccines now being deployed in the United Kingdom - made by Pfizer and BioNTech - or other Covid-19 shots in development will not protect against this variant, known as the B.1.1.7 lineage.
Sahin spoke after the European Union cleared regulatory hurdles for the vaccine, co-developed with Pfizer, to be rolled out after Christmas. And in the meantime, I hope people listen to all the experts.talking about the need to wear masks during this Christmas and new year's holidays.
The president-elect took a dose of Pfizer vaccine at a hospital not far from his DE home, hours after his wife, Jill Biden, did the same.
The president-elect, who said the Trump administration "deserves credit" for getting the development and distribution of vaccines off the ground, has set a goal of distributing 100 million vaccine shots in the first 100 days of his administration.
The US is one of the hardest-hit among advanced economies, with more than 18 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and over 321,000 deaths as of Monday.