Vice President Mike Pence will be receiving the covid-19 vaccine publicly on Friday as part of an effort by officials to build public confidence in the vaccine.
VP Pence is the leader of the White House coronavirus task force, Surgeon General Jerome Adams and second lady, Karen Pence will receive the vaccine for COVID-19 at the White House.
Pence said on Tuesday during a roundtable discussion on Operation Warp Speed that he looked forward to getting the vaccine.
“Be confident that we have cut red tape, but we’ve cut no corners when it comes to the development of this vaccine,” Pence stated. “I look forward in the days ahead to receiving the vaccine myself and do so without hesitation.”
Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller received the vaccine produced by Pfizer publicly earlier this week, after it was distributed to states following the FDA’s decision to grant it emergency use authorization.
The Trump administration is waiting for a recommendation from the White House medical team before the president is administered a COVID-19 vaccine. Trump is open to getting vaccinated, but he wants to ensure that health care workers receive the vaccine first.
Sources: CNN and International Business Times; Photo: deccanherald.com