Biden vaccine

President-elect Joe Biden has televised his first dose of the Pfizer-COVID-19 vaccine, commenting that he did so to show Americans it is “safe to take”.

He joins several US political leaders in getting the vaccine, such as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nanci Pelosi.

On Sunday, a rollout of the second vaccine, by Moderna, began. It was approved last week.

More than 500,000 Americans are said to have now been vaccinated.

Today, I received the COVID-19 vaccine.To the scientists and researchers who worked tirelessly to make this possible —…

Posted by Joe Biden on Monday, 21 December 2020

“I’m doing this to demonstrate that people should be prepared when it’s available to take the vaccine,” Mr Biden said from Newark, Delaware, where he got the jab live on TV. “There’s nothing to worry about.”

He said the Trump administration “deserves some credit” for launching the country’s vaccine programme.

Locally, after the European Medicines Agency approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne confirmed that the first jabs will start to be rolled out this Sunday, with Mater Dei nurses to be first in line.

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