President-elect Joe Biden has received his first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, saying he was getting the jab to show Americans it is “safe to take”.
“Mr. Biden joins a growing number of political leaders getting the jab, including Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” the BBC reports.
On Sunday, the roll-out began for a second vaccine, by Moderna, which was approved last week.
“More than 500,000 Americans are said to have now been vaccinated,” reads the publication.
“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.”
By Ana Dumbadze
Source: The BBC