President-elect Joe Biden and the incoming First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will be taking dozes of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.
The Biden-Harris transition announced that the President-elect and his wife will be administered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday in Delaware.
The incoming press secretary, Jen Psaki said the First Family elect will travel to a local facility to take the doses next week. She withheld the name of the medical facility to prevent crowding at the place as Coronavirus cases increase across the country.
If successful next week, Joe and Dr. Jill Biden will join Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the highest ranking U.S officials to take dozes of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
The Vice President-elect and her husband Doug Emhoff will also take the vaccine a week after the Bidens receive theirs. Psaki explained that this decision was taken by healthcare advisers of the Biden-Harris team.
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife took dozes of the Pfizer vaccine at the Walter Reed Medical Centre on Friday alongside the Surgeon General Jerome Adams.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also took dozes on the Hill earlier today.
Meanwhile the U.S has approved it’s second COVID-19 vaccine earlier today. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine approved by the FDA has a 94% efficacy rating according to the company.