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President-elect Biden to receive Pfizer vaccine’s first dose

Joe Biden, the President-elect of the United States and coming to first lady Jill Biden receive the Pfizer vaccine first dose on Monday in Delaware, according to Jen Psaki, the transition spokesman. The transition team didn’t share details with the reporters about the exact place of vaccination. Psaki said that Kamala Harris, the Vice President along with her husband, Doug Emhoff would receive their coronavirus vaccinations in the next week.

The vaccine of Pfizer requires two doses each person administered many weeks apart to reach ninety-five percent efficacy. Psaki further explained that Biden and the vice-elect were staggering the COVID-19 vaccine at the recommendation of health experts. The reason behind this might be that if both of them experience the possible side effects, like a fever or a headache, the two won’t experience them on the same day.

President-elect Joe Biden is ready to take the vaccine

The president-elect told Jake Tapper of CNN earlier this that he would happily receive vaccine once Dr Fauci, the top infectious disease expert of the country said that he would get the vaccine injection in a public setting to show his confidence in it. Harris said that she would also receive the vaccine. Dr Anthony Fauci announced in the Good Morning America show of ABC News that Biden and Harris would receive vaccination soon.

Furthermore, Fauci also recommends vaccination for Donald Trump, the U.S. President and Mike Pence, the Vice President. Second lady Karen Pence and Surgeon General Jerome Adams directed the Pfizer vaccine at an on-air event on Friday morning. The Trump government states that having the vaccine publicly by Pence was part of the administration’s effort to build confidence in common people for the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

Donald Trump didn’t receive Coronavirus vaccination yet

A White House official told CNN that the U.S. President didn’t receive vaccination yet and he didn’t administer it after the recommendation from the White House health team. The official states that Trump is still receiving the paybacks of the monoclonal antibody cocktail. He received the cocktail after he tested positive for coronavirus earlier this year. However, he will receive the vaccination shortly just after he moves into a timing window.

The Biden’s team announced after the first doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine vaccinated to the health care workers on Monday. Last week, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the vaccine for emergency use in the country. Until now, the first doses of the vaccines delivered to all fifty states of the country, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

President-elect Biden to receive Pfizer vaccine's first dose
President-elect Biden to receive Pfizer vaccine’s first dose
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The FDA also plans to permit the emergency use approval of Moderna vaccine, Dr Peter Marks, FDA Commissioner, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research stated Thursday night. On Thursday, the vaccine advisory committee of the FDA made its approval for the vaccine. Whereas, they will make the final decision by Friday as per expectation.

The President-elect stated that in his initial hundred days in office, his administration would intend to distribute a hundred million vaccine shots – enough to cover fifty million people. Vaccine advisers to U.S. CDA recommended that health workers and inhabitants of long-term care facilities would receive the vaccination on the priority basis. It will possibly take some months when the vaccine is available to the rest of the population.

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