US President-elect Joe Biden received the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. It seems that now he is completely covered against coronavirus. Read on to find out all the details!
US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday received his second dose of Covid-19 vaccine. He also assured that getting vaccines into people's arms would be a "number one priority" for his incoming administration. Let's hope all comes out as planned.
Some 25.5 million first doses of Covid vaccines have been shipped out to hospitals, clinics and nursing homes across the country, but only around 9 million have been injected. The vaccination campaign is going slower than what the authorities expected.
The 78-year-old incoming president arrived at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware in the early afternoon, removed his blazer, and thanked the nurse who injected his left arm with the second dose. US President-elect Joe Biden received the Pfizer vaccine, instead of Moderna.
"My number one priority is getting the vaccine in people's arms, like we just did today, as rapidly as we can," he told journalists. He also add that he would be holding a virtual meeting with his coronavirus team later on. During this week he will be announcing a new strategy.
He emphasized the need to continue social distancing and mask-wearing, and added that he was "appalled" that Republican lawmakers refused to wear masks when they were forced into a security lockdown during last week's Capitol attack by supporters of President Donald Trump.
Biden has also pledged to push for more direct stimulus checks to taxpayers, and said he was speaking with Republican lawmakers about moving on a second package "sooner rather than later."