The Vice-president of the United States Mike Pence has received a Covid-19 vaccine shot live on television on Friday in a public display designed to boost national confidence in the drug.
“Building confidence in the vaccine is what brings us here this morning,” VP Pence said after being injected at the White House, quipping: “I didn’t feel a thing.” Pence, his wife Karen and the lead public health official in the country, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, were all given the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the annex to the White House.
Signaling the importance given to the event, top infectious diseases Anthony Fauci and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Robert Redfield, were also in the room.
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